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Guns of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde to be auctioned

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Doomsday101, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber pistol from the same maker.

    But neither weapon was enough to save American outlaws and lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow during a 1934 ambush by law enforcement officers.

    After the duo was dead, authorities recovered the revolver Bonnie had secured to an inner thigh with white medical tape.

    They also seized the handgun Clyde had tucked into his waistband.

    Nearly 80 years later, those guns and other items connected to the infamous gangsters will be going up for auction in New Hampshire on Sept. 30. An auction official estimated Thursday that each Bonnie and Clyde weapon could bring between $100,000 and $200,000.

    "They were pretty famous in their moment and I think that's lasted through time," said Bobby Livingston, vice president of RR Auction in Amherst, N.H.

    Besides the guns, other items Livingston's company will auction include a gold pocket watch Clyde was wearing when he died, and a cosmetics case Bonnie was using to carry lipstick, Coty face powder and a powder puff. The brown leatherette box was inside the Ford automobile the gangsters were riding in when a posse of lawmen riddled it with bullets on a Louisiana road.



    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/1...o-be-auctioned/?intcmp=features#ixzz20X2tJk1V
  2. Yeagermeister

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    I'd want to know for sure they are authentic before I shell out that kind of cash.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the potential buyers will make sure they are getting the real thing before laying down that kind of cash.

    Just think today the police would have just tazzed them instead of pumping round after round into the car in an ambush. :laugh2:

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