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    BONNEY & CLYDE

    On this day in 1934 a stolen Ford Deluxe was met with a hail of bullets as it passed an ambush of lawmen lying in wait on a rural highway in Louisiana's Bienville Parish.
    Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's car was hit by 130 rounds, and the FBI's most wanted criminals were brought down after a two-year manhunt.

    130 rounds...........well that will do the job, mostly .45 Thompsons and BAR's!!
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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    130 rounds...........well that will do the job, mostly .45 Thompsons and BAR's!!
    Don't forget Frank Hamer's Remington Model 8! A beautiful and underrated gun in it's own awkward looking way. I love them!
    Here's a neat article from probably the most knowledgeable source:
    The Great Model 8 s Rifle

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    The car was on display here in Victoria at our car museum for some years too...back when it existed.
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    To be honest it was likely the easiest way for them to go out, Clyde went out in the first shot or two which hit him in the head, Bonnie was unconscious within 15 seconds, dead in less than a minute.

    Otherwise it was going to be in an electric chair , after a few months of rather harsh living.

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    Both Bonney and Clyde and Frank Hamer never favored nor used the Thompson Model 1921 sub machine gun. Clyde liked the Browning M1918 BAR and even
    had one with a cut barrel and butt stock. They stole the BAR's from local National Guard Armories. Frank Hamer had a new Colt M1911A1 in 38 Super

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    Could we ever get into this thread with Clyde Barrow guns...he was a gun guy and practised regularly... He did have a 1921 Thompson though, at least when they went through his guns there was at least one... This one was sold as being his.
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    What a lovely worn example there Jim.
    Surprised they didn't use steel sheets inside the doors, being such head strong gangsters!
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Love the patina on that M1921............

    Oh to be able to own one or even a M1928

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    such head strong gangsters!
    I actually knew men that were involved in such things back then...and the general feeling was that those two were what now days have been called 7-11 gangbangers. Just cheap shoot-em-up hoods. Too, they were blamed for lots they didn't do. Just convenient. They were never big buck robbers and killed lots of people because they just liked the thrill. Thought they'd never be brought down, so why not...

    Yes, nice old gun. Yes, he had a cut down BAR and a cut down Browning auto 5.



    Quote Originally Posted by GeeRam View Post
    Oh to be able to own one or even a M1928
    Yes, I had an M1icon, (not and A1)...but the early one, and a 1928 (not and A1)...a nice Savage gun made on the Colt tooling. I had that one for 22 years. Yes they're nice.
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