Thanks for fixing that up Dave!
With regard to Rob's question of whether Winstead would have used the same Dillinger .45 at the Barker shootout in Florida, the answer is we simply don't know and can only speculate. (If in fact Winstead "charged out" the Dillinger .45 from the Chicago FBI vault which I personally think is a strong possibility, there are various factors at play with this.) The official record does not disclose what he carried but there is a significant note in his expense diary revealing that on the day of/day after the shootout, he purchased a box of .351 rifle rounds at a nearby hardware store.
If anyone is interested, I have reviewed thousands of pages of the Bremer kidnapping file which reveals the actual documents of the Barker/Florida shootout. For purposes of setting out the "what happened?" aspect of the Florida/Barker shooting, I've extracted a handful of documents that reveal probably what most readers want to see in that regard. (I have to mention here for what it's worth that the various reports, forms and content required of FBI reports etc. in the 1930s were STILL almost identical during my own 30 years as an agent. The similarities are quite amazing at times.)
As the raid plan formulates in Chicago with Inspector Connelley, you can see in the document the taking of various weapons from the Chicago vault begins to take shape along with the idea that added guns may come from the SAC in Jacksonville. Hoover's concern with others is that there could be severe problems with a lack of ammunition. The original plan was for Winstead to remain in Chicago as you'll see but obviously that changed.
Based upon Connelley's report, Winstead's own statement, and his position at Highway 41 with others, (as you'll see by the map shown) Winstead did not really play any significant role in the actual shooting and killing of the Barkers. As you can see, the immediate kill zone area was at the front of the building where most of the shooting was being done by Connelley, "Doc" White and others. (My recollection of the review is my personal opinion that in all likelihood, it was either White or Connelley who probably fired the death shot at Ma Barker with a rifle.) Jokingly, Winstead was probably pretty pissed off with the position Connelley gave him at the site.
Connelley's report on the incident and who did what is exceedingly detailed as were all his reports, but the copy is difficult to read in some areas.
With regard to Winstead's presence at the shootout, it should be borne in mind that he was but one of a group of "heavy hitters" when it came to firearms proficiency. "Doc" White for example came to the Bureau with his legendary brother out of the Texas Rangers. S. K. McKee (Sam McKee) was one of the two agents credited internally with the machine gunning of "Pretty Boy" Floyd. SA Tom McDade was a recognized firearms instructor. Others present, and often never heard of, were also highly proficient with firearms due to being former police officers or experience in the military.
Lastly, two things: There was never any "celebration" or preserving of the guns thought to have killed the Barkers. As we know, the Bureau did preserve some of the "gangster guns" of the day which ultimately ended up on the FBI Tour at HQ.
Secondly, Sandy's comment about what Dillinger said to Winstead is wrong! Actually what Dillinger said to Winstead while dying was, "....no Charlie, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night!"
If readers have some time, go to my site link below and download the Barker documents and read them at your leisure....