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Pistol pulled from Bonnie Parker's bloody skirt set for auction
Msn news ^ | 12-28-13 | Tim Ghianni of Reuters

Posted on 01/03/2014 11:30:56 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae

The winning bidder will also receive historic photos and documentation of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's last stand, when the partners in life and crime were ambushed by law enforcement officers in Louisiana.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: auction; banglist; bonnieandclyde; bonnieparker; clydebarrow; frankhamer; goodriddance; knoxville; louisiana; pistol
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This will be auctioned locally, but I won't be there. At the figure they are estimating ($125,000 or more) this would be way out of my league.
1 posted on 01/03/2014 11:30:56 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Are we sure this isn’t the pistol from the movie?


2 posted on 01/03/2014 11:33:10 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

For some reason, for a brief second, I wondered what Bonnie Franklin was doing with pistol and a bloody dress.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 11:34:29 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: fwdude

Sounds like they have extremely good documentation, which is one of the things that is driving the estimated final price up quite a bit.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 11:34:34 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Gamecock

Bonnie Franklin is deceased.

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5 posted on 01/03/2014 11:35:54 AM PST by Mears
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To: fwdude
Not a pistol but...

6 posted on 01/03/2014 11:38:05 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
An snub-nosed .38 special found taped to the inside of Bonnie Parker's thigh recently sold for $264,000.

The Colt .45 recovered from the waistband of Clyde Barrow's pants sold for $240,000.

I think both came from Frank Hamer's collection - and both sold for well above the auction estimate.

7 posted on 01/03/2014 11:39:13 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Mears

I know.

So is Bonnie Parker.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 11:39:33 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: Mears

And Mackenzie Phillips isn’t. Weird.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 11:40:11 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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To: BenLurkin
Here is the pistol in question.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 11:40:11 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Man oh man, that’s a lot of greenbacks!


11 posted on 01/03/2014 11:42:33 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Scoutmaster

PT Barnum was right, there is a sucker born every minute.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 11:45:20 AM PST by goat granny
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To: deoetdoctrinae
"According to the affidavit accompanying the pistol, Charles Francis "Boots" Bailey, an embalmer who handled Bonnie Parker's body, gave the pistol to Robert Dawson Hightower, the 12-year-old son of his colleague, Vern Hightower, at Louisiana's Conger Funeral Home."

(Sigh)...a very different America then. Very different. One in which a 12-year old boy could receive such a trophy, be trusted with it, and not have his benefactor hounded to death by the Brady Bunch.
13 posted on 01/03/2014 11:45:20 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: FRiends
As far as the left is concerned, Americans cannot
be trusted with these high capacity lead delivery systems.



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14 posted on 01/03/2014 11:45:38 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Where is the blood if it was taken from a bloody skirt?


15 posted on 01/03/2014 11:46:29 AM PST by goat granny
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16 posted on 01/03/2014 11:47:34 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: goat granny

Just guessing, but perhaps the embalmer cleaned it up a bit.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 11:48:52 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

That historic firearm might have been the inspiration for the old TV show “Pistols & Petticoats”, which came on Saturday night, right after “Petticoat Junction”, with Bea Bernadette and Edgar Buchanan, brought to you by Oxydol and Timex.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 11:49:07 AM PST by lee martell
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To: deoetdoctrinae
Pistol pulled from Bonnie Parker's bloody skirt set for auction

Oops... never mind... it was just a .38 caliber tampon.

19 posted on 01/03/2014 11:51:04 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: goat granny
Nickle plated, but you have to hope someone stripped it down and cleaned out the inner workings, other wise the thing could be welded shut inside. Blood be very corrosive.

Wife inherited a 1908 Colt .380 hammerless and I had to totally disassemble to degunk it. Guns that old that have been neglected can be ruined.

20 posted on 01/03/2014 11:51:41 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: deoetdoctrinae
Dead Clyde

Dead clyde.

Dead Bonnie

Proof they didn't escape and go off to live in Mexico like so many other outlaws were said to have done after they were "dead".

Years ago, I had a man tell me that Bonnie gained 14 pounds from all the lead in her. I'm a little skeptical of it.

When she was shot she had a half eaten sandwich and a pistol in her lap.

21 posted on 01/03/2014 11:51:51 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: BenLurkin

Have to wonder if that was a movie prop gun. Would have to be a stout chick to hoist a BAR up offhand like that.


22 posted on 01/03/2014 11:53:50 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Sweet, looks like a model 1902 Sporting Automatic pistol, would like to see the markings and serial number - looks like first variation, Flayderman’s 5B-220. Nice gun for any collection.


23 posted on 01/03/2014 11:56:08 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: doorgunner69

Had to have been something like that. The actress fired it in that shot. I’m guessing that they used as a light a load as possible.

But then the real Bonnie Parker was diminutive and she used a BAR during one of the shootouts.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 11:57:20 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: doorgunner69

***Guns that old that have been neglected can be ruined. ***

I bought a nice pre-WWII Czech .32 pistol a few years ago. It was perfect outside and had only been fired once when bought new back in the 1930s.

The barrel was ruined as corrosive ammo was used and the gun never cleaned.
I almost lost a barrel on my brand new Browning Hi-Power when I fired it with surplus Nazi ammo I bought back in 1968.

Luckily I realized the bore was RUSTED! BAD! from that one shooting session and cleaned it. It still had small pits from the ammo. I felt sick!

Years ago I bought an almost perfect 03-A3. The bore was almost perfect but you could barely make out pitting as it obviously had been fired with corrosive ammo and probably cleaned a few days later. It was still super accurate.


26 posted on 01/03/2014 12:00:09 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: F15Eagle

years ago, the car they were shot in, was being toured around the country. this was probably late 70’s., but I suppose its been rolled out numerous times.


27 posted on 01/03/2014 12:03:42 PM PST by tm61 (Election 2012: we find it IS possible, to polish a turd.)
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To: BenLurkin

BAR! Back about 46 years ago, when the movie Bonnie And Clyde was on the screens, an article in a magazine said that Clyde broke into a National Guard armory and stole several BARs. He stole magazines and had them brazed together to give him more powerful firepower than a Thompson.

Ever notice how the character D W Jones (played as C W Moss in 1968) was not in the latest B&C movie?
“Dirt!”
“Dirt?”
“Dirt in the fuel line! Just blowed it away!”


28 posted on 01/03/2014 12:05:39 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae; mickie; pax_et_bonum; hoosiermama; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth; seenenuf; ...
BONNIE PARKER'S LAMENT

Oh, Clyde took the low road
And I took the low road
And we'll be in Hades forever
And me and my true love will never kill again
After eatin' lead in the bonnie braes of Loos-iana

Leni

29 posted on 01/03/2014 12:06:13 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: BenLurkin
Not a pistol but...

...reckon Bonnie was.

31 posted on 01/03/2014 12:08:27 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: F15Eagle

have you ever been to whiskey pete’s at state line nev. it was there for several years


32 posted on 01/03/2014 12:09:38 PM PST by mt tom
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Nope. No Mexico escape for them. Texas Ranger Captain Frank A. Hamer and his posse put them in the ground. (Image taken from my visit last week to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco. A spectacular collection of custom .45s is on display there, belonging Texas Ranger Hall of Fame inductees, including Captain Hamer and his brothers who were also Texas Rangers).
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33 posted on 01/03/2014 12:14:04 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: F15Eagle

Outside a casino in Nevada, I think. More like Reno and not Las Vegas.


35 posted on 01/03/2014 12:35:37 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Gamecock

I though it was a British headline and wondered who Bonnie was.


36 posted on 01/03/2014 12:39:58 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Oh yes!


38 posted on 01/03/2014 12:58:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: doorgunner69

My dad, who went on the beach at D-Day+3, told me it amazed him that every time he needed a replacement GI that it was the smallest guy in the squad that wanted to carry their BAR. The little guy syndrome? He never knew of course, but it always mystified him. Never failed how they wanted to most fire power they could carry.


39 posted on 01/03/2014 1:11:20 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: F15Eagle

That reminded me of one of those old Blood on the Highway films from driver’s-ed class back in high school.


40 posted on 01/03/2014 1:25:42 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Scrambler Bob

There is a Ford LIKE Clyde’s at the Buckhorn Saloon/museum in San Antonio complete with added bullet holes. The real death car was in Las Vegas last I heard.


42 posted on 01/03/2014 1:30:02 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47)
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To: MinuteGal

My husband’s grandfather, sitting on his porch, heard the shots of the ambush.


43 posted on 01/03/2014 1:30:44 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americaa)
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To: pax_et_bonum; mickie; Maine Mariner; ken5050; Old Sarge; seenenuf; seekthetruth; oswegodeee; ...
Oh, my....I'll bet that was Grandpa's favorite yarn to spin for the rest of his life....and an interesting one, to boot. He was at the right place and the right time to hear the shoot-out, while, unfortunately, it was the wrong time and place for Bonnie and Clyde!

One of my best yarns to spin is remembering when I saw Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and Princess Margaret up close and personal in July of 1959 when they visited Chicago. Interesting faces, indeed.

Second was meeting the Queen of Denmark at a private dinner party in Oak Park, Illinois, also in the 50's. There was a Danish smorgasbord served where I had my first (and only) taste of eel.

But taking the cake was meeting President Reagan at two private cocktail parties when he came to the Chicago suburbs in two different campaigns. I held public office at that time which is how I got the invites. What a thrill it was.....because the man really had an "aura", a glow.....and a presence about him which made it almost impossible to take your eyes off him.

He was gracious, relaxed, humorous, tanned, tall and handsome, immaculately groomed...and best of all, after four years, he remembered my name when we were shaking hands in the receiving line.

(Someone undoubtedly clued him in on names beforehand, but I defiantly choose not to believe that, LOL).

Leni

44 posted on 01/03/2014 2:06:55 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Okay, I’m jealous!

There are very few famous people who I care to meet, but I certainly would have crossed the street to shake hands with President Reagan.


45 posted on 01/03/2014 2:35:48 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americaa)
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To: MinuteGal

My Ronald Reagan story. I was a bartender for many years at a country club. When the Bakersfield Business Conference first started, it started at that country club and was held there til it got so big they didn’t have room for it anymore. It is set up as tents....a huge tent for the speakers.
I was working the bar inside, which was totally dead, and everybody else was outside working the tents. I was bored so went back into the ladies card room to clean up and pick up glasses. There was a French door from the back room that led to a small driveway. A large storm had come up earlier and it was raining hard. As I was walking around the card tables picking up empties I saw a limo pull up to the French door so stopped and was just watching to see who it was. All of a sudden the door flew open and secret service guys whipped in and kind of guided me to the wall with their arms in front of me, one on either side. I looked up and a man was running in the door with a trench coat pulled up over his head because of the rain. After he got in the door he shook, lowered the trench coat and looked up at me with a big smile and said.....nice day huh? It was Ronald Reagan. They were gone as quickly as they entered.


46 posted on 01/03/2014 2:36:14 PM PST by sheana
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To: deoetdoctrinae; Revolting cat!

Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie And Clyde (1968)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY9PY4r83p8


47 posted on 01/03/2014 3:11:04 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: doorgunner69
“Would have to be a stout chick to hoist a BAR up offhand like that.”

I recall reading years ago that Bonnie fired a BAR at a sheriff, split the tree he was behind or some such thing. Bonnie was said to like the power of the BAR.

48 posted on 01/03/2014 3:13:22 PM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

They can have it, that’s not worth more than 100 bucks.


49 posted on 01/03/2014 3:19:37 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Looks like they did put a lot of lead into that car though.


50 posted on 01/03/2014 3:21:23 PM PST by Bulwyf
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