Red October is a take off of the super rare EH Red Army Muffs that came out in the late 80s and is Hailed as the BEST (per Big Muff History Page) of the Russian Muffs.
I went as far as importing KT3102E transistors from Russia look at Box in 2nd Picture !! That is what was used in the Red Army and Civil War and give it the correct and unique tone, I also used the 430 Pf caps as was in the early Red Army Pedals. First edition Red Army's have very dark sound, thunderous lows, and a smooth and clear tone. Second editions have a slightly grittier tone, noticeably less smooth. The bass and treble of the tone varies slightly from unit to unit this is was my goal. I spent a lot of time on this and there is no need to pay crazy collector prices any longer, and also much better quality than the re-issues.