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Bonnie And Clyde Pistol Up For Auction

Bonnie And Clyde Pistol Up For Auction

CREATED Jan 11, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A pistol carried by the infamous duo Bonnie and Clyde is going up for auction in Knoxville.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports bidding for the nickel-plated Colt .38 that belonged to Bonnie Parker opens on January 25 at Case Antiques.

Other items to be auctioned with the gun include six bullets from its clip; 14 photos from the scene where Parker and her lover, Clyde Barrow, were shot down by lawmen in 1934; and a letter of authenticity.

The gun was found hidden in Parker's dress by a mortician preparing her body for embalming. He gave it to the son of a coworker, who passed it down to his son, Bob Hightower.

Hightower told the newspaper he hopes someone will "buy it and appreciate it for what it is."

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