A pair of guns owned by Bonnie and Clyde will head to auction in September and both guns are expected to fetch six figures.
And that estimate is probably right on the money. In January, a sub-machine gun and shotgun that were seized from one of the notorious gangsters’ hideouts sold for $130,000 and $80,000, respectively.
The new auction includes two guns that were found on Bonnie and Clyde when they were shot to death in Gibsland, Louisiana. CNN reports that the Colt .45 that was found in Clyde Barrow’s waistband, and the .38-caliber Colt that was strapped to Bonnie Parker’s leg, will be auctioned off by RR Auctions at the end of September.
Bobby Livingston, vice president of RR Auction in Amherst, New Hampshire, said:
“This is one of the finest Bonnie and Clyde collections you will ever see. We expect the guns should sell anywhere between $100,000 and $200,000. But really the sky is the limit for these types of guns.”
Bonnie Parker’s gun comes with a letter from former Special Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, Jr., the son of one of the rangers who shot and killed Bonnie and Clyde. The letter reads:
“On the morning of May 23, 1934, when my father and the officers with him in Louisiana killed Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. My father removed this gun from the inside thigh of Bonnie Parker where she had it taped with white, medical, adhesive tape. My father said that one reason she had the gun taped to the inside of her leg was that, in those days, no gentlemen officer would search a woman where she had it taped…”
The Bonnie and Clyde auction will also include Clyde Barrow’s pocket watch and Bonnie Parker’s cosmetic case.
The auction will also include several other items from notorious gangsters like Al Capone and John Dillinger.