Snapshot from unknown bystander of Barrow Gang guns after ambush, 5/23/34. FBI.
One of the featured items of the auction was Bonnie Parker’s personal Colt .38 snub-nosed revolver, which sold for $264,000. Clyde Barrow’s Colt .45 sold for $240,000. Parker’s revolver was found taped to her inner thigh and Barrow’s on his waistband the day they were ambushed and fatally shot by a police posse in Louisiana in 1934.
“These amazing and historic weapons were found on the couple the morning of their deaths and gifted to Capt. (Frank) Hamer, along with other items from that ill-fated day, on May 23, 1934. The guns, along with other items, were taken by authorities at the time as part of his compensation package for the ambush,” said Bobby Livingston, vice president at RR Auction, in a news release. Hamer was one of the officers who killed the gangster duo.
Snapshot from unknown bystander of Barrow Gang guns after ambush, 5/23/34. FBI. One of the…
by Tactical-Life / Sep 28, 2012