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#1 rick57

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:59 PM

Did they or didn't they?

 

you tube" Tales of the gun 14 Gansters"  says they never used one.

 

Several articles on Bonnie and Clyde guns dont mention them.

 

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGpvn9UZAyk           youtube address of auction
 

you tube video of Bonnie and Clyde guns for sale sold a 

Thompson supposed to have been theirs but no documentation  of the fact.

and many comments from people saying this is bullshit they never used them.

 

One comment said there was one they got in a bunch of stolen guns but they never used it.

 

If so what's u with the Bonnie and Clyde Thompson reproductions for sale?

 

wondering whats up

thanks Rick


Edited by rick57, 17 March 2019 - 09:01 PM.

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#2 jl7422

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 09:21 PM

OCM and I had a discussion about the topic when the gun in question was being sold. As I recall, he had never uncovered any evidence of the gang using Thompsons.


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#3 TSMGguy

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:21 PM

Lots of period photos exist, but none I've seen show Bonnie or Clyde with a Thompson.


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#4 M17ap

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:51 PM

Remember reading a long time ago that B&C only had BAR 's that they stole from national guard armory. At some point they met Vern Miller and wanted to trade BAR 's for Thompsons but the other gangsters did not want them because they were too heavy. I guess that's
why Clyde cut the BAR's to make them more maneuverable and lighter to handle.
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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:22 AM

In the beginning scene of the highwaymen movie they show Bonnie with a tommy during that prison break out scene. No tommy was found in the car after the ambush though. There was 3 BARs several shot guns and a bunch of handguns plus lots of loaded magazines and ammo.

Edited by Petroleum 1, 02 April 2019 - 07:48 AM.

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