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Bonnie & Clyde guns auction for $500,000

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Mitzi Slemp • 1 year ago

A Colt New Service Model 1909 Double-Action revolver found in the bullet-riddled car driven by Bonnie and Clyde on the day they died. This revolver comes with a Colt Factory letter indicating it was shipped on August 12, 1911, to the US Ordnance Department in Manila, Philippine Islands.

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Bonnie Parker’s personal, concealed Colt .38 snub-nose detective special revolver, which was found post-mortem taped to her inside thigh with white medical tape. The ambush happened so fast that she did not even have a chance to retrieve it from its intimate hiding place.

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