Bonnie and Clyde's guns fetch $500k

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The Independent US

Two guns used by the gangsters Bonnie and Clyde when they were killed in a hail of gunfire have been sold for $504,000 (£312,000).

The guns were two of 134 artefacts that sold at auction in New Hampshire for a total of $1.1m. About two-thirds of the items were from Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, but some also came from other notorious criminals, including Al Capone and John Dillinger.

Parker's .38-calibre Detective Special that she had taped to her thigh when she was killed in 1934 drew the highest bid and sold for $264,000, while Barrow's 1911 Colt .45-calibre automatic sold for $240,000.