Winchester 1873 - lever action rifle, a significant improvement over existing lever guns, but marketing was key. Chambered for the same cartridges that fit the popular 1873 Peacemaker revolver, frontier “logistics” were solved. It was a favorite with Texas Rangers, and became known as “The Gun That Won The West”.
Bonnie’s light brown leatherette cosmetic case, with a slide lock on the side and a mirror inside the cover. According to the Frank Hamer letter of provenance that accompanies the lot, when recovered from the ambush car, the case at the time contained lipstick and a box of Coty face powder and a powder puff, “about the only feminine touch item in their possession.”
Ṫ✪Ṫ THE “WARRENCAR”: BONNIE & CLYDE’S DEATH CAR“Ruth and Jesse Warren of Topeka, Kansas, bought a 1934 Ford Fordor Deluxe Sedan. They hadn’t owned it very long when on April 29th, 1934, Ruth noticed the car was missing. A month later the Warrens were informed the car was in Louisiana, with 160 bullet holes in it after Louisiana lawmen shot and killed Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on a rural road in Gibsland, LA on May 23, 1934. The Warrens had to go to federal court to take back their car.