Skip to comments.Pistol pulled from Bonnie Parker's bloody skirt set for auction
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.
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Are we sure this isn’t the pistol from the movie?
For some reason, for a brief second, I wondered what Bonnie Franklin was doing with pistol and a bloody dress.
Sounds like they have extremely good documentation, which is one of the things that is driving the estimated final price up quite a bit.
Bonnie Franklin is deceased.
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.
So is Bonnie Parker.
And Mackenzie Phillips isn’t. Weird.
Man oh man, that’s a lot of greenbacks!
PT Barnum was right, there is a sucker born every minute.
Where is the blood if it was taken from a bloody skirt?
Just guessing, but perhaps the embalmer cleaned it up a bit.
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.
Oops... never mind... it was just a .38 caliber tampon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
***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.
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.
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 in the fuel line! Just blowed it away!”
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
...reckon Bonnie was.
have you ever been to whiskey pete’s at state line nev. it was there for several years
Outside a casino in Nevada, I think. More like Reno and not Las Vegas.
I though it was a British headline and wondered who Bonnie was.
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.
That reminded me of one of those old Blood on the Highway films from driver’s-ed class back in high school.
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.
My husband’s grandfather, sitting on his porch, heard the shots of the ambush.
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).
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.
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.
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie And Clyde (1968)
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.
They can have it, that’s not worth more than 100 bucks.
Looks like they did put a lot of lead into that car though.