CLYDE AND HIS GUNS




Clyde Barrow, holding a Browning automatic rifle. BAR's could fire a
twenty-shot magazine loaded with armor-piercing ammunition in under three seconds.





BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE IN ACTION





BARROW'S RECOVERED B.A.R. MAGAZINE FROM DEATH CAR





BARROW GANG ARMORY


TOP: Model 1887 10 gauge "riot gun"
MIDDLE: Remington Model 11 "sawed-off"
BOTTOM: Bonnie's Remington "Whipit" gun




Remington Model 11 in 20 gauge






REPRODUCTION "WHIPIT"


This sharp looking reproduction of a Barrow Gang "Whipit" was found
on Paco Kelly's Leverguns.com readers forum. Posted by rangerider7.
Model weapon displayed is a 1911 Remington Auto 5, 12 gauge shotgun.







Frank Hamer Jr. with some Barrow Gang recovered weapons

Photo source: stills from Larry Buchanan Documentary - "The Other Side Of Bonnie & Clyde"

Top left - Bonnie Parker's 20 ga. semi-automatic shotgun
Top right - Barrow's B.A.R. from Beaumont, Tx. National Guard Armory Heist
Bottom left - Barrow's 10 ga. Winchester lever action
Bottom right - Frank Hamer's special twenty shot Remington .35

The Remington .35 in the lower right photo appears to be a
Special Police "Model 81" which was introduced in early 1940 and
is likey not the weapon used by Hamer in the ambush of 1934.

Rifle used in ambush?







GIFT TO FRANK HAMER



The above photo shows a set of carved Steer Head Ivory pistol grips,
one side of which is engraved "Given to Frank Hamer - 1934 - by the
Mt. Lebanon, Okla. Sheriff's Dept". Frank Hamer Jr. had authenticated
these grips and stated that the grips were for his father's Smith & Wesson
which he had used to killed Gee McMeans in Sweetwater, Texas in 1917.

The story of killing Gee McMeans can be found on pages 70 through 73 of "I'm Frank Hamer.





The Late Marie Barrow Scoma

Marie once demonstrated her own handling of the Browning automatic





The Browning Automatic Rifle in movies

The Browning Automatic Rifle was used in the 1966 movie "The Sand Pebbles" about U.S. sailors in 1920s China.

movie still from Twentieth Century Fox's "The Sand Pebbles"















The Winchester Model 1887 10 ga. riot gun, a "rare"
lever-action model, such as was found in the "death car".

Winchester Model 1887 "rare" Lever Action (10 Gauge) COLOR PHOTO


Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action (12 Gauge) COLOR PHOTO





REMINGTON RIFLE USED IN AMBUSH

Remington Model 8 semi-automatic rifle
was used by Deputy Prentiss Oakley
to gun down Bonnie and Clyde





WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION 30.30

Sheriff Henderson Jordan had used this model weapon in the ambush.
The Model 94 symbolizes "the romance of the West" and considered
"America’s favorite deer rifle of the 20th century". Oakley had
borrowed the Winchester from a hunting buddy who had kept the
weapon locked away in the Bank's vault. Click on link below to
view an image of a Winchester, similar to the one he had used.

Winchester Model 94 Lever Action 30.30





CLYDE'S SUPPOSED "CUSTOM MADE" SCATTERGUN
Clyde was said to have cut down the stock just past the buffer tube, shortened the
barrel of the B.A.R. and welded together three 20 round magazines to make it a 57 round
capacity. (causing the loss of three rounds, due to the weld marks between the magazines).

However, the theory of welding together three magazines would have not only placed the
magazines at an ackward angle, but the internal springs would no longer have the ability
to properly feed the rounds into the gun's chamber. Nevertheless, this weapon, with
the barrel shortened was a deadly combination. Image below shows a replica image
that I had created on the computer, showing how the scattergun would have looked
had it been possible.



Actual Barrow Scatterguns
Clyde had several of these homemade "scatterguns"




Actual Barrow weapons recovered in the Missouri raid



CLOSE-UP SEEN HERE
Photo courtesy Missouri State Highway Patrol









BARROW'S AUTHENTIC SCATTERGUN

MORE OF THE BARROW SCATTERGUN





1918 B.A.R. "scattergun replica"
This is a (non-firing) dummy model, carefully constructed according to the
specifications obtained from the original weapon belonging to Clyde Barrow.



MORE REPLICA PHOTOS





RECOVERED BARROW SHOTGUN
Came into the possession of George Henry Brooks, Sheriff of Bowie County


Old Red Museum







A History of a Clyde Barrow Shotgun






Clyde's own Krag



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