Bonnie & Clyde’s Guns Go Up for Sale
Tags: Auctions, Memorabilia
In 1934, Texas law enforcement officials ambushed a car carrying Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, riddling the vehicle with bullets and terminating the lives of the famed outlaws. On the bodies they found two guns: a Colt .38 revolver taped to Bonnie’s inner thigh, and a Colt .45 pistol tucked into Clyde’s waistband.
On 30 September, these two weapons will go up for auction in New Hampshire, accompanied by other items that surrounded the couple when they perished, including a gold pocket watch that Clyde was carrying and a cosmetics case of Bonnie’s that was tucked away in their Ford automobile.
Auction officials believe each gun could bring in as much as $100,000 to $200,000.
The items come from the estate of Robert E. Davis, a Texas collector who acquired the items from Frank Hamer, the Texas Ranger who led the sting operation and was gifted the items as a token of gratitude.
Guns of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde to be auctioned via Art Daily.org
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