“Guns of Outlaw Legends”
The Gun That Killed Bonnie and Clyde
Dallas County Texas Deputy Sheriff Ted Hinton, 29, wielded this Colt Monitor BAR along with six other automatic and semi-automatic weapons at the Bonnie and Clyde ambush site. He knew both Bonnie and Clyde from their days in Dallas, so was the finger man for the shoot-to-kill team. Courtesy of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Waco, Texas
The pair of low-rent desperados were notorious for shooting their way out of police confrontations using heavy firepower collected by Clyde from poorly guarded National Guard armories. His arsenal included automatic Brownings, semi-automatic Winchesters, Krag-Jorgensen rifles and Colt Model 1911 semi-automatic pistols and various revolvers. Bonnie carried a Colt snub-nose .38 Special taped to her inner thigh for a (ouch!) quick draw.
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Guns of Outlaws: Weapons of the American Bad Man
Gunsmoke memories locked in steel Gerry and Janet Souter’s latest book provides over 200 images of guns used by the men and women from yesteryear when the outlaws lived bold and died hard. With the guns go the stories, overturned myths and the hard truths about the men and women who wielded these examples of deadly archeology. Order from Barnes and Noble or Amazon
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Gerry and Janet Souter are the most sought-after writing team internationally with more than 50 traditionally published volumes to their credit including U.S. histories, biographies, fine arts, military history and memoir. “After reading Guns of Outlaws, I was left with one main takeaway. Regardless of the era, evildoers always have and always will, find a way to get their hands on the most potent weapon of the day to carry out their dirty deeds.” –Kelly Young, American Rifleman Magazine