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The Sixth (Shestoy)

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The Sixth (Shestoy)
The Sixth DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Samvel Gasparov
Release Date 1981
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Roman Glodov Sergey Nikonenko
Aleksandr Timofei Spivak
Nikita Sergei Ulyanov
Pavlik Vladimir Grammatikov
Okhrim Makharbek Kokoyev
Arystarch Lushkov Yevgeni Bakalov
Danilevsky Mikhail Kozakov
Olga Larisa Belogurova
Mironych Mikhail Pugovkin

The Sixth (Shestoy) is a 1981 Russian "eastern" action movie directed by Samvel Gasparov. The story takes place in 1920s, in a small town that is terrorised by a gang of outlaws. Roman Glodov (Sergey Nikonenko) is the sixth chief of militia (the same as sheriff in Wild West town) - five his predecessors were killed by the gang. Now Glodov and his team are ready to fight.

The movie plot has some similarities with Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven.

The following weapons were used in the film The Sixth (Shestoy):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are main weapons of Roman Glodov (Sergey Nikonenko) and several men of his team - Aleksandr (Timofei Spivak), Nikita (Sergei Ulyanov) and Pavlik (Vladimir Grammatikov). In the final scene of the movie Danilevsky (Mikhail Kozakov) also carries Nagant revolver. His Nagant is then hold by Olga (Larisa Belogurova). Most revolver are of post-1930 version but some pre-1930 Nagants are also seen.

Nagant 1895 - 7.62x38N. Pre-1930 version.
Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N. Post-1930 version.
Glodov holds his Nagant during the encounter with a pair of brigands in the opening scene.
Glodov reloads his Nagant.
Aleksandr fires his Nagant.
Nikita fires his Nagant.
Glodov fires his Nagant during the shootout in the train.
Glodov with Nagant on the train roof.
Close view on Glodov's Nagant. This is a pre-1930 version with rounded front sight.
Arystarch Lushkov (Yevgeni Bakalov) carries a Nagant in his belt after the fight.
Danilevsky's revolver is seen in the final scene.

Mauser C96 "Bolo"

A Mauser C96 "Bolo" is used by Korytin (Igor Klass) during the shootout with bandits in the old building.

Mauser C96 Short Barreled "Bolo" Model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Korytin holds a Mauser.
Short barrel of "Bolo" can be seen. The holster is also for short barreled version.
Another view of Korytin's pistol (at the left).

Mauser C96

When Korytin (Igor Klass) descend the stairs, his "Bolo" switches to a classic Mauser C96.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Note the longer barrel of Korytin's pisol.


Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbines are used by Roman Glodov (Sergey Nikonenko), Aleksandr (Timofei Spivak), Nikita (Sergei Ulyanov), Pavlik (Vladimir Grammatikov), Arystarch Lushkov (Yevgeni Bakalov) and numerous minor characters.

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Arystarch Lushkov with M07 carbine.
Two militsioneers with M07 carbines.
Nikita carries an M07 carbine.
Aleksandr with M07 carbine.
A good view of the barrel of Arystarch's carbine.
Glodov and Okhrim carry M07 carbines.
One of Mironych's "lads" with M07 carbine.
A short barrel of M1907 carbine is seen behind Arystarch.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Some characters use anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines. Lushkov's M1907 Carbine switches to M1938 in one scene.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A militsioneer with Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine during the shootout in the old building.
Arystarch fires M38 carbine.
A brigand in red shirt holds M38 carbine.
One of Mironych's "lads" (at the left) with M38 carbine.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are seen in brigands' weapon cache.

Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R.
Weapons, hidden in the cellar. Here can be seen three full-length Mosin Nagant rifles, three "obrez", one of which has a very unusual pistol grip, and one Nagant revolver.

Mosin Nagant sawn-off rifle ("obrez")

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant "obrez" is used by Okhrim (Makharbek Kokoyev). Many brigands also use "obrez" rifles.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cutted".
A brigand (Oleg Fedulov) aims his "obrez" at Glodov in the opening scene.
Glodov picks up brigand's "obrez".
A bandit dual-wields two "obrez".
"Obrez" with a very unusual pistol grip is seen among the weapon hidden in the cellar.
Okhrim with "obrez" during the shootout in the train.
Okhrim in close-in fighting with a bandit.

Machine Guns

Lewis Machine Gun

Lewis light machine gun is hold by militsioneer Arystarch Lushkov (Yevgeni Bakalov). In firing scenes it is replaced by DP-27 (see below).

Lewis Gun - .303 British
Arystarch with his Lewis in the final scene of the movie. Close view to the muzzle.
Arystarch with his Lewis in the final scene of the movie.

Degtyaryov DT (mocked up as Lewis machine gun)

Arystarch (Yevgeni Bakalov) uses Degtyaryov DT mocked up as Lewis during the shootout in the train. It was common in Russian movies filmed in 1970s-80s to substitute Lewis with visually modified DP-27 or DT when the machine gun must fire.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R. DT could be dismounted from the tank or armored car and used with a bipod as a light machine gun
Arystarch fires fake Lewis.

Maxim M1910/30

A Maxim M1910/30 is seen in final scene of the movie.

Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
The brigands under the fire of Maxim M1910.


Original cinema poster of The Sixth (Shestoy) (1981)

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