Bonnie and Clyde’s guns have sold at auction for $504,000, keeping the couples’ most prized possessions together almost 80 years after the lovebird bandits were killed.
Bonnie Parker’s personal Colt.38 snub-nosed revolver sold at the auction for $264,000, while Clyde Barrow’s Colt.45 sold for $240,000, reports CNN.
Parker’s revolver was discovered taped to her inner thigh while Barrow’s was found on his waistband the day that a police posse in Louisiana ambushed and fatally shot them in 1934.
The notorious lovebirds were known for kidnapping, auto theft, robbery, burglary, and 13 murders, including the deaths of two police officers, reports The Chicago Tribune. Bobby Livingston, vice president at RR Auction, stated:
“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.”
RRA auction held the sale of the guns in Nashua, New Hampshire on Sunday, where the two pistols, along with other firearms and a 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar, which was later owned by Mafia boss “Big Paulie” Castellano.
The two Bonnie and Clyde guns came from the estate of memorabilia collector Robert Davis, who purchased them for about $50,000 each in 1986. Clyde Barrow’s gold pocket watch also sold for $36,000, while one of Parker’s silk stockings sold for $11,400.