Bonnie & Clyde’s Tommy-gun and shotgun hit the Auction room

Posted: January 3, 2012 in True Crime
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Bonnie & Clyde

A Thompson Sub-machine gun and a twelve guage Winchester shotgun dating back to 1897 are up for sale at Mayo Auction and Realty in Kansas city, January 21st.

The historical weapons once owned by notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were left behind in Joplin Missouri April 1933 as the outlaws fled a police Dragnet. The weapons have added provenance, as they were found with a camera containing pictures of the legendary desperados goofing around.

Bonnie & Clyde terrorized the mid-west during the Great Depression years of the early 1930’s. They were famous for a series of crazed bank robberies and corner store hold-ups. The deadly duo killed nine police officers and a number of innocent bystanders during their reign of terror, which came to an end when they were ambushed and killed, by a posse of Texas Rangers in Bienville Parish Louisianna on May 23 1934 .

The weapons have been in Springfield Police museum since 1973 and are expected to make big money when they come under the hammer. So dig deep Crimeziners, and don’t forget that you will need a special permit for the Tommy gun.

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  1. Jimbo says:

    Look at the picture, the shotgun is different! sounds like a con!

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