Bonnie and Clyde guns up for auction in New Hampshire

Bonnie (left) and Clyde’s guns are set to be a highlight of the bidding

The guns used by American gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who died in a hail of police bullets in 1934, are up for auction.

The guns form part of the RR Auction, entitled American Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen, taking place in the US state of New Hampshire on Sunday.

Bonnie and Clyde’s exploits during the Great Depression earned them a place in American folklore.

Al Capone and Baby Face Nelson items are among others up for sale.

‘Shakespearean tragedy’

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow gained notoriety for a string of bank robberies before law enforcement officers ambushed them in Louisiana on 23 May 1934.

Up for sale are many lots, including items taken from the car in which the couple died, Bonnie Parker’s cosmetics case and a host of photographs.

But the bidding is sure to focus on Parker’s Colt Detective Special .38 revolver and Clyde Barrow’s 1911 Army Colt .45 pistol, both of which have estimates of $150,000 to $300,000 (£93,000 to £185,000).

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