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Pistol that Bonnie Parker kept taped to inside of her THIGH set to fetch $200,000 at auction... ^ | 13 July 2012 | AP story

Posted on 07/14/2012 4:05:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog

She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber pistol from the same maker.

But neither weapon was enough to save American outlaws and lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow during a 1934 ambush by law enforcement officers.

After the duo was dead, authorities recovered the revolver Bonnie had secured to an inner thigh with white medical tape.

They also seized the handgun Clyde had tucked into his waistband.

Nearly 80 years later, those guns and other items connected to the infamous gangsters will be going up for auction in New Hampshire on Sept. 30. An auction official estimated Thursday that each Bonnie and Clyde weapon could bring between $100,000 and $200,000.

'They were pretty famous in their moment and I think that's lasted through time,' said Bobby Livingston, vice president of RR Auction in Amherst, N.H.

Besides the guns, other items Livingston's company will auction include a gold pocket watch Clyde was wearing when he died, and a cosmetics case Bonnie was using to carry lipstick, Coty face powder and a powder puff. The brown leatherette box was inside the Ford automobile the gangsters were riding in when a posse of lawmen riddled it with bullets on a Louisiana road.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: banglist; bonnieandclyde; outlaws
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To: prisoner6
Gosh womink were fugly back then.

She was above average as a corpse.

41 posted on 07/14/2012 9:47:58 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Bonnie was ‘cute’ during her day.
Plus she played with guns.
Who doesn’t like a woman that plays with guns?

42 posted on 07/15/2012 2:42:29 AM PDT by
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To: doorgunner69
Thought they were shot up fairly well with 30-06 from Browning BARs as well. That would ruin your day.


43 posted on 07/15/2012 4:44:28 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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