Friday, July 13, 2012

Bonnie & Clyde Guns being auctioned - Including gun Bonnie kept taped to her nasty ass thigh

PHOTO: Firearms once owned by outlaws and lovers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Parker’s Colt .38 snub-nose detective special, left, was found taped to her inside thigh with white medical tape after she was shot dead. Barrow's Colt .45, right, was recovered post-mortem from his waistband.

Guns of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde to be auctioned
A Colt .38-caliber revolver and .45 caliber pistol belonging to the lovers and outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow will be going up for auction in New Hampshire Sept. 30.

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.

Also in the auction is a letter that Clyde wrote to his brother L.C. Barrow on the back of a photo showing a house on a platform surrounded by water. He signed it “bud,” his code name when he was on the run.

FBI files say Bonnie and Clyde met in Texas in 1930 and were believed to have committed 13 murders and several robberies and burglaries by the time they died. Law enforcement officials were among their victims. The duo became infamous as they traveled across America’s Midwest and South, holding up banks and stores with other gang members.

Texas Ranger Frank Hamer led the posse of six lawmen who carried out the ambush, and auction officials said authorities gifted him the guns from the lovers’ bodies as part of his compensation for the operation.

Auction officials said all the Bonnie and Clyde items are coming from the estate of Robert E. Davis. He was a collector from Texas who acquired items Hamer had owned, along with items that came from the estate of Clyde’s sister, Marie Barrow.

Jonathan Davis, whose book “Bonnie & Clyde & Marie: A Sister’s Perspective on the Notorious Barrow Gang” is expected out shortly, befriended Marie Barrow in the early 1990s and is acting as an advisor for the auction.

He said Thursday that people are drawn to Bonnie and Clyde memorabilia because of the romantic aspect of their story and because there’s always an interest in outlaws.

L.J. Hinton, the son of a Texas deputy sheriff who was part of the ambush, shared a similar view Thursday. Besides the outlaws’ love story, he said people also have been fascinated by Bonnie and Clyde because they became Robin Hood-like characters by robbing banks during the Depression.

The 78-year-old retired law-enforcement official manages the Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum in Gibsland, La., the town where the takedown happened. He predicted the September auction will attract a lot of interest.

“Just hang on to your hat, because it will be a bidding war,” he said.


Anonymous said...

Oh Shaved ....are you picking up on the 'Obama' staffer at the campaign HQ that died and they didn't call for CPD? They call us for all unattended deaths but not this one? I'm VERY curious as to the tox screen, aren't you? Or is this ALL going to be covered over by the new sucker at the M.E.'s office? Hey Chicago press aren't you curious at the phone calls made out of that office at the time in question? FOIA about the 911 calls and did Axlerod get the 1st call? Have at it, you poor excuses for journalism!

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Anonymous said...

Nice Colt Detective Special,a real 1911 and not the later 1911a1,and Bonnie is holding a remington model 11 12 gauge shotgun,semi-auto that holds 5+1 and has the barrel cut down.Inovative.

I Voted For Obama said...

Do not worry about the campaign staffer. You will never know the truth. Obama does not want that coming out.

Anonymous said...

At least the criminals back in the day had some class. All we have now is stanky mutant 500 lbs. female mutants with their AIDS infected crazed drooling boyfriends. J. Edgar would never have tolerated this bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Obama= just plain Creepy

Anonymous said...

Guns cause poor posture.

Anonymous said...

Bonnie & Clyde Voted for obama,
[in 2008], but they were jealous of obama because he committed more felonies than they did...

Anonymous said...

A lot of Dicks carried those old Colt snub.38's when I came on the job, but they taped them to their half-pint bottles of Jim Beam...

Anonymous said...

soon we will all be chipped and when a crime happens call in the chips.

Anonymous said...

I keep one of those old Remington 11s for home defense.Thread pattern is the same as 870/1100/11-87 on the mag tube.Just need a shim to space the new tube correctly and presto....10+1 BB thrower.

Anonymous said...

You could own Bonnie's crotch gun!!

Anonymous said...

Cop Killers are so awesome!!!!

lets talk about how cool their guns are!!

you idiots


Clyde was an impotent homosexual

read about it

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