Remington Model 8 semi-automatic rifle was used by Deputy Prentiss Oakley to gun down Bonnie and Clyde
Remington "Police Special" Used by Frank Hamer in the ambush of Bonnie & Clyde
Frank Hamer had special ordered the magazine from the Peace Officers Equipment Company in St. Joseph's Missouri. He had the standard 5 shot magazine, and replaced it with a larger 20 round magazine. He had gotten this weapon for one purpose only, to use in the hunt for Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.
Hamer's own "engraved" Remington Model 8
Part of the arsenal that was discovered in the Barrow "death car" on May 23, 1934
Three .30 cal. Browning automatic rifles One 20 gauge "sawed-off" shotgun One 10 gauge "sawed-off" shotgun One .32 caliber Colt automatic pistol One .380 caliber Colt automatic pistol One .45 cal. Colt "double action" revolver Seven .45 caliber automatic pistols One-hundred rounds of machinegun clips Three-thousands rounds of ammunitions
Mr. Hamer, I am writing you again for Mr & Mrs Barrow, as we never got no answer from the other letter we wrote to you. Mr. Hamer,we have been told here by Sheriff Smoot Schmid in Dallas that you have in your possession some guns that were in the car at the time you and the other officers killed my boy Clyde. Now Mr. Hamer, I do hope you will be kindly enough to give me those guns as you know you have no right to try and keep those guns. I feel you should think you have caused me enough grief and hardships without trying to cause me more trouble now. I have been told you got out of the car three pistols and one sawed off shotgun. Now I do know that my boy did buy most of the guns he had so I don't see why you should not return the ones you have to me. You don't never want to forget my boy was never tried in no court for murder and no one is guilty until proven guilty by some court so I hope you will answer this letter and also return the guns I am asking for. Mrs.C.H.Barrow (Carl) Leon Hale 1225 So. Lamar Dallas, Tx
Highway Patrolman on left beside Sheriff Smoot Schmid,inspects the Barrow "death car" while Frank Hamer (on the right, with his back to the camera) talks with other officials.