Bonnie And Clyde Guns Sell For Stunning $504,000!

The picture shows two pistols found on the bodies of super famous Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after they were killed by police officers in 1934. These two weapons have sold for a total of $504,000 at an auction in Nashua, New Hampshire.

A snub-nosed .38 special fetched $264,000 and was found attached to the inside of Parker’s thigh. She taped the gun to her thigh with white medical tape, because “In those days, no gentleman officer would search a woman where she had it taped and there were very few women police officers.”

Barrow’s Colt .45 fetched $240,000 and was plucked from the bandit’s body by Frank Hamer, the relentless posse leader who tracked Bonnie and Clyde.

The guns owned by Parker, who died at age 23, and Barrow, who was 25, were purchased by a Texas collector who wished to remain anonymous.

The hunt for the outlaw lovers captured the nation’s imagination during the depths of the Great Depression. The duo were believed to have committed 13 murders and numerous bank robberies, kidnappings and car thefts during a cross-country crime spree from 1932 to 1934. Their fame was heightened by their practice of leaving glamorous photos of themselves at crime scenes, including one of Parker smoking a cigar. Among other crimes, the two are thought to have killed police officers in Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. They were also suspected of staging a prison break in Waldo, Texas, that left two prison guards dead in 1934.

Check the nice vid for very interesting details! 🙂


~ by geardoshit on October 21, 2012.

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