Bonnie & Clyde

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:26 am
210K for Bonnie & Clyde Tommy Gun, shotgun$210k-for-bonnie-clyde-tommy-gun-shotgun/

A pair of historic firearms - a .45 Caliber Thompson Sub-Machine Gun and a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun - believed to have been owned and used by the outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were sold at auction for a total of $210,000 Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. (Mayo Auction & Realty)

(CBS News)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Tommy Gun and shotgun reportedly owned by the Depression Era bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde were sold at auction today for a total of $210,000.

Love and bullets: The real Bonnie & Clyde

The .45 caliber Thompson Sub-Machine Gun was believed to have been used by Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.

The seller's great-grandfather, who was in law enforcement, was given the gun after the weapon was seized in a raid in Joplin, Mo., in April 1933. Though no arrests resulted from the raid, a cache of weapons and a camera - containing photos of the outlaws - was confiscated.

The Tommy Gum sold for $130,000.

Also sold today was a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, acquired in the same raid, for $80,000.

The auction was held by Mayo Auction & Realty.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:09 pm
I was keeping an eye on this auction. I thought it would have went a little higher for such a historic pair but that is still a hefty price.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:27 pm
The provenance sounds a little iffy.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:47 pm
Wow...that was a steal if the provenance is correct !

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