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2 guns used by infamous bandits to be auctioned

2 guns used by infamous bandits to be auctioned

January 4th, 2012 in News

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Bidders will get a chance later this month to own two weapons once owned by Bonnie and Clyde.

The owners of a tommy gun and a 12-gauge 1897 Winchester shotgun that were used by the outlaw couple will put them up for auction in Kansas City on Jan. 21.

The Joplin Globe reports ( that the weapons were among those seized during a raid of Bonnie and Clyde's apartment in Joplin on April 13, 1933. Until recently, the guns were displayed at the Springfield Police Museum.

The guns are owned by the great-grandchildren of Mark Lairmore, a Tulsa, Okla., man who was a police detective at the time of the raid. They say their great-grandfather was given the guns by a police officer who was involved in the Joplin raid.


Information from: The Joplin Globe,