Purported Bonnie and Clyde guns sell for $210,000 at KC auction
Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:00 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two guns thought to have been used by bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde have been snatched up $210,000 at an auction in Kansas City, Mo.
The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/A9BRHg ) reported that an online bidder from the East Coast bought the weapons believed to have been seized from the outlaw couple’s Joplin hideout in 1933.
The buyer secured a .45-caliber, fully automatic Thompson submachine gun — better known as a Tommy gun — and a 1897 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun. Mayo Auction, of Kansas City, was not allowed to release the buyer’s name.
Two law enforcement officers died during a shootout at the Joplin apartment where the couple and members of their gang were holed up, but all the members of the Clyde Barrow gang escaped.
Published in The Messenger 2.8.12