Guns from Bonnie and Clyde for Sale
Vor einem halben Jahr hat man ein paar Gewehre versteigert, die man ein Jahr vor dem Überfall auf Bonnie und Clyde bei einer Durchsuchung sichergestellt hatte. Die Dinger gingen für rund 100.000 Dollar pro Schießeisen an Sammler. Jetzt werden zwei Pistolen versteigert und die hier hat man direkt nach dem berühmten Hinterhalt auf einer Landstraße in Louisiana Bonnie & Clydes Leichen abgenommen. Clydes Knarre war im Halfter, Bonnie trug ihren Colt am Oberschenkel.
Two Colt handguns that Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were carrying when they were ambushed and killed in a hail of bullets on May 23, 1934, are coming up for auction in September. […] Bonnie’s Colt .38 is downright salacious. She kept it taped to her inner thigh which is where Hamer found it after she was killed.
A notarized letter from former Special Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, Jr., dated December 10, 1979, identifies this gun and states, “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…Sometime later, my father gave this gun to Buster Davis who had been a Texas Ranger and was, at the time, an FBI Agent.” Included with this gun and mentioned in this letter is a framed handwritten note from Frank Hamer, written on the back of an old Texas Ranger Expense Account form, reads “Aug/1934 Davis hold onto this. Bonnie was ‘squatting’ on it. Frank.”