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The Seventh Companion (Sedmoy sputnik)

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The Seventh Companion (Sedmoy sputnik)
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Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Grigoriy Aronov
Aleksey German
Release Date 1968
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Evgeniy Pavlovich Adamov Andrei Popov
Kukhtin Aleksandr Anisimov
Kimka Georgiy Shtil
Mikhail Savelyevich Zykov Pyotr Chernov
Lev Priklonskiy Vladimir Osenev
Marya Semyonovna Sofiya Giatsintova

The Seventh Companion (Sedmoy sputnik) is a 1968 (filmed 1967) Soviet B&W drama directed by Grigoriy Aronov and Aleksey German and based on the story by Boris Lavrenev (this is the third screen adaptation of the original story after 1928 and 1962 versions). The plot depicts the tragical story of Evgeniy Pavlovich Adamov (Andrei Popov), former General and Professor of the military law academy of the Russian Army, during the Russian Civil War.

Note: the English release title The Seventh Companion doesn't match the meaning of the Russian title. The Seventh Satellite would be more correct as Adamov calls himself a satellite of the revolution.

The following weapons were used in the film The Seventh Companion (Sedmoy sputnik):


Nagant M1895

A number of Reds and Whites carry Nagant M1895 revolvers. The revolvers are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
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The commandant of the house of detention Kukhtin (Aleksandr Anisimov) holds a Nagant.
A White officer with a Nagant in hand.
A White officer (Valeriy Olshanskiy) fires at attacking Reds.
A White officer (Anatoliy Romashin), interrogating captured Adamov, carries a Nagant in holster.
Kukhtin holds a Nagant on a promotional image.


Mauser C96

The Commissar of the revolutionary court martial unit Mikhail Savelyevich Zykov (Pyotr Chernov) carries a Mauser C96 pistol.

Mauser C96 - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Zykov fires at White cavalrymen.
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A close view of the pistol. The muzzle seems to be deactivated.
Zykov falls down.

Flintlock Pistols

Several antique Flintlock Pistols are used as a wall decoration in the apartments of Adamov's friend of old Lev Priklonskiy.

For comparison: French Dueling Pistol
For comparison: Russian Cavalry Pistol M1809 - .70 cal
For comparison: Flintlock "Knee Pistol" (a large pistol with small buttstock), Tunisia - 45mm (1.77 inch)
A flintlock pistol with nearly vertical grip, common for duelling models, (on top) and a kind of "knee pistol" (at the right) are seen on the wall together with a shashka sword.
The "knee pistol" is seen at the right.
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One more pistol is seen on the wall. It is a military model, generally similar to Russian M1809 Cavalry pistol but with different barrel bands.


Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles are widely used by both Reds and Whites.

Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
A sentry carries an M91 Infantry rifle.
Red Guards march on Petrograd street. They are mostly armed with M91 Infantry rifles.
A White officer fires an M91 Infantry rifle.
Red Army men with M91 Infantry rifles.
The Whites firing squad prepare for the execution. A soldier at the right holds an M91 Infantry rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifles are also used by Reds and Whites.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
A Red Guard in the house of detention in Petrograd holds an M91 Dragoon (or an early M91/30) rifle.
Another Red Guard (Vladimir Kozlov) with the rifle.
Red Army men in attack.
A Red Army man of the revolutionary court martial unit carries an M91 Dragoon rifle.
The same man with his rifle.
Red Army man Kimka (Georgiy Shtil) holds an M91 Dragoon rifle.
A close view of Kimka's rifle. Note the bend ramrod.
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White soldiers with M91 Dragoon rifles.
Kimka holds an M91 Dragoon rifle on a promotional image.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910 or M1910/30

A Maxim M1910 or M1910/30 is seen in the guardhouse of the house of detention.

Maxim M1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR
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76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902

A Red Army 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902 is seen in one scene.

76.2mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
A 3-inch M1902 gun in a sandbag fortification on Petrograd street.


Mk A Whippet tank leads a column of Austin armoured cars. The barrel of Hotchkiss Mk.I machine gun, mounted on Whippet tank, can be seen. The scene is a footage from 1927 film Oktyabr.
Japanese soldiers with rifles. The rifle at the right is definitly an Arisaka Type 30 or Type 38 while other rifles hardly can be identified.
Soldiers of the White Army (they are described as such but in reality this may be a photo of Russian Imperial troops) with Mosin Nagant rifles.

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