Bonnie and Clyde guns sold at auction

Sunday September 30, 2012

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Two guns that were in the possession of notorious gangsters Bonnie and Clyde when they were killed in a hail of gunfire have sold at auction for more than half a million dollars.

The guns were two of 134 artifacts that sold for a total of $1.1 million at an auction Sunday in Nashua, N.H. About two-thirds of the auctioned items were from Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, but items also came from other notorious criminals such as Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger.

RR Auction Vice President Bobby Livingston said Bonnie Parker's .38 Detective Special that she had taped to her thigh when she was killed in 1934 sold for $264,000.

Clyde Barrow's 1911 Colt .45-caliber automatic sold for $240,000 to the same bidder.


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