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Bonnie and Clyde's pistols sell at auction

Monday, October 01, 2012 - 01:11

Oct. 1 - Two pistols found on the bodies of famed Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after they were killed by a posse in 1934 sell at auction for $504,000. Elly Park reports.

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Two guns once owned by the famous outlaw couple Bonnie and Clyde were sold at auction for over half a million dollars (USD) to an anonymous buyer from Texas. A snub nosed Colt 38 was found taped inside the thigh of Bonnie Parker - sold for $264,000 U.S dollars - while Clyde Barrow's Colt 45 recovered from his waistband went under the hammer for $240,000 US dollars. Barrow's nephew Buddy was present at the New Hampshire auction. SOUNDBITE: Buddy, Clyde Barrow's Nephew, saying (English) "I am amazed because you know I never dreamed that this stuff would sell, that much interest believe me because when I was growing up this was a taboo subject." The lovebird bandits were believed to have committed 13 murders and numerous bank robberies during the Great Depression era. Their fame was heightened by their practice of leaving glamorous photos of themselves at crime scenes. They were killed by a posse in 1934 - she was 23, he was 25.

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Bonnie and Clyde's pistols sell at auction

Monday, October 01, 2012 - 01:11