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The Victor (Pobeditel)

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The Victor (Pobeditel)
Pobeditel DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Andrey Ladynin
Edgar Khodzhikyan
Release Date 1976
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Yakov Pavlovich Spiridonov Aleksandr Zbruev
Poruchik (Lt.) Georgiy Yevgenyevich Mokashev Georgiy Taratorkin
Anna Yefimovna Alekseyeva Valentina Kareva
Yegor Mikhail Lobanov
Dmitriy Alekseevich Arsanov Evgeniy Shutov
Rotmistr (Capt.) Valentin Andreevich Kareyev Vladimir Korenev
Aleksandr Ganin Aleksei Loktev
Yelena Nikolaevna Mokasheva Irina Gosheva

The Victor (a literal translation of original title Pobeditel) is a Soviet 1976 (filmed 1975) adventure movie, directed by Andrey Ladynin and Edgar Khodzhikyan. The story is set during the Russian Civil War. Commissar of Red Army infantry and machine guns school Yakov Pavlovich Spiridonov (Aleksandr Zbruev) becomes a prisoner of Whites but manages to escape and organises a unit of local peasants.

The following weapons were used in the film The Victor (Pobeditel):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by several characters, notably Commissar Yakov Pavlovich Spiridonov (Aleksandr Zbruev) and the officer of White Army counterintellegence service Rotmistr (Capt.) Valentin Andreevich Kareyev (Vladimir Korenev). Most, if not all Nagants appear to be of pre-1930 version.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38R Nagant. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
White Army Feldfebel (senior NCO) Sergeyich (Vadim Zakharchenko) carries a Nagant in holster. The holster lacks its bottom part, and the barrel of Nagant is seen.
Rotmistr Kareyev fires at Spiridonov. Note the rounded front sight.
Kareyev's revolver is seen in darkness.
Spiridonov fires at Kareyev's agent Aleksandr Ganin (Aleksei Loktev) who also holds a Nagant.
One of Spiridonov's men holds a Nagant during the attack on bridge.
Spiridonov holds Sergeych's Nagant. The revolver has rounded front sight.


FN Model 1922

An out of time FN Model 1922 pistol is a personal sidearm of White Army Poruchik (Lt.) Georgiy Yevgenyevich Mokashev (Georgiy Taratorkin). In one scene Yakov Pavlovich Spiridonov (Aleksandr Zbruev) holds Mokashev's pistol.

FN Model 1922 with wood grips - .32 ACP
Mokashev holds his pistol. The long barrel of Model 1922 is seen quite good.
Spiridonov hands the pistol back to Mokashev. Note the thick wooden grips, typical for the version that was produced for Wehrmacht in occupied Belgium.

Mauser C96

Mikhail (Yuri Gusev), Spiridonov's assistant, fires a Mauser C96 during the battle against Rotmistr Kareyev's punitive detachment.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Mikhail, one-armed invalid of war, fires his Mauser.
A Mauser in wooden holster is seen on the wall in Spiridonov's camp.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s, are used by White Army troops and Spiridonov's insurgents. Yakov Pavlovich Spiridonov (Aleksandr Zbruev) is briefly seen with a rifle when he signals for the night attack.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A White Army soldier (Aleksandr Vigdorov) at the right holds an M91/30 rifle.
Same soldier aims his rifle at peasants.
Yegor fires at disarmed White Army soldier with his own rifle.
Kareyev's soldiers in action.
White soldiers on night march.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Poruchik Mokashev (Georgiy Taratorkin), Spiridonov's assistant Dmitriy (nicknamed Mityay) Alekseevich Arsanov (Evgeniy Shutov) and some other insurgents are seen with anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Poruchik Mokashev fires an M1938 Carbine at escaping Spiridonov.
Insurgents fire at White soldiers.
Spiridonov's men on horses carry carbines.
A carbine is seen on the wall in Spiridonov's camp.
Mityay Arsanov carries a carbine.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Double Barreled Shotguns are seen in hands of Mityay Arsanov (Evgeniy Shutov), Yegor (Mikhail Lobanov), and Aleksandr Ganin (Aleksei Loktev). These hammerless shotguns are possibly IZh-54 model, widely produced in 1950s-1960s.

Mityay fires his shotgun.
Ganin holds a shotgun at the right.
Another view of Ganin's shotgun.
A closeup of Ganin's shotgun.
Yegor carries a shotgun.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

A Maxim M1910/30 of post-1940 version is used by insurgents.

Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
Spiridonov (Aleksandr Zbruev) fires a Maxim.

Degtyaryov DT (visually modified to resemble Lewis)

A Degtyaryov DT, visually modified to resemble Lewis Gun, is used Kareyev's soldiers.

DT machine gun with bipod - 7.62x54mm R
Lewis Gun - .303 British
A soldier at the left carries a fake Lewis during the night march.


Poruchik Mokashev (Georgiy Taratorkin) carries a Nagant holster though he isn't seen using the revolver.
In one scene Poruchik Mokashev carries a holster for Makarov PM.

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