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Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« on: July 31, 2006, 05:44:42 pm »

nah - it wasn't the Thompson - it might have been the BAR - but I heard on the history channel that it was the sawed off shotgun. 
(plus you just can't get a BAR anymore these days!)

Specifically the Browning A-5 semi automatic shotgun.  He sawed off the barrel and cut down the buttstock so he could conceal it under his coat and swing it into action quickly (both Bonnie and Clyde were very small folks)

Here's a pic of what was taken from the car when they were captured:
(the sawed off A-5 shotgun is the shorter of the two on the left)


Here's Clyde posing with his BAR
(with the Browniing A-5 shotgun propped up against the bumper next to the other BAR)


So what you say?

Well - I am reducing my personal inventory and I happen to have 1 Genuuuiiiiiine old time Browning A-5 Semi-automatic shotgun for sale!! 
Prefer FTF sale in Nevada - but I'll ship to your FFL for actual costs...

So if you have $350, a hacksaw and a little creativity *see note below   - you too can wield one bad ass CQB weapon - the weapon of choice for Bonnie & Clyde Barrow (when they couldn't get thier hands a BAR anyway)   :ph34r: ^_^ :mellow:

(or just use it like it is - it's kinda pretty)



Contact me via PM for additional pics & details.

Thank you

* note: to avoid becomeing hunted down and stomped on like Bonnie and Clyde were - please remember and apply all NFA rules - keep that barrel longer than 18 and OAL longer than 26!!
« Last Edit: July 31, 2006, 09:05:30 pm by yorick »
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Re: Clyde Barrows second favorite gun...
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006, 06:13:47 pm »

Alternatively, you could register the A5 as an SBS for $200 and cut it down all the way. If you're willing to get an NFA item, of course.

From what I've read, Bonnie Parker was a real badass with that chopped BAR.
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 05:25:11 pm »

That's quite a stack of magazines they had there.

I saw a list of an ammunition order they placed at a hardware store at some point along their career arc.  It was substantial to say the least.

I was inspired to compose a haiku:

Hope last thought is not
Wish I had a BAR
That would suck real hard
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 09:37:23 am »

I read somewhere that Clyde called the Browning A5 his "Whippet" gun. Cause he could hide it easily under his coat and.....Whippet out when he needed it.  ^_^
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006, 11:06:25 am »

whip it?  wasn't that a bad song in the 80's???


 :rolleyes: ^_^



anyway - the A5 is *sold* ....  (but it's still an interesting topic - I wish I had had the nerve to cut it down and try it as a CQB gun myself - 6 rounds of semi-auto 12g birdshot has to do some damage!)
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006, 12:48:40 pm »

I should make my own tape measure to use in case I ever need to cut a gun down to more useful dimensions.

<--------------------->  = 3 inches

Wouldn't want to break wonderful laws which are imposed on us for our own "safety", now would we?

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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006, 04:51:47 pm »

One element of the Whippet that hasn't been mentioned (and isn't in the photos) is the addition of a leather strap/sling that went from the top of the butt to the bottom of the butt. When slung over a shoulder, that allowed the gun to hang vertically under the armpit, giving the carrier full use of both arms. When the gun was needed, it could be just pivoted up 90 degrees to where the butt was in the proper place against the shoulder.
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2006, 10:38:09 am »

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One element of the Whippet that hasn't been mentioned (and isn't in the photos) is the addition of a leather strap/sling that went from the top of the butt to the bottom of the butt. When slung over a shoulder, that allowed the gun to hang vertically under the armpit, giving the carrier full use of both arms. When the gun was needed, it could be just pivoted up 90 degrees to where the butt was in the proper place against the shoulder.

Clever.     :ph34r:
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2006, 12:31:10 pm »

If I remember right Bonnie always used the BAR as her favorite gun. That is besides Clyde's.  ^_^
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2006, 01:56:45 pm »

The BAR??  Wasn't Bonnie 4' 11" and a hundred pounds soaking wet after a big meal and wearing a parka?  A loaded BAR would be about a quarter of her gross weight.  Not saying you're wrong, but...yeah.  I am.  I think you're wrong.
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2006, 03:17:25 pm »

The BAR??  Wasn't Bonnie 4' 11" and a hundred pounds soaking wet after a big meal and wearing a parka?  A loaded BAR would be about a quarter of her gross weight.  Not saying you're wrong, but...yeah.  I am.  I think you're wrong.

An aquaintance of mine who is WW2 history buff once told he that Germans were so afraid of the BAR in battle that their snipers had standing orders to take out the guy with the one if at all possible.   The army decided that a smaller man was harder for a sniper to hit so the policy become to issue the BAR to the _smallest_ man in the squad.  My father agrees this was true as far as he knows.

That said, there is some controversy whether Bonnie actually used or even carried a gun on any of the robberies.  Her role in the gang and before was mainly logistical.  When she was killed she was not wanted for any capitol crime and even the police admitted she was not the cold-blooded killer Clyde Barrow was.  I personally don't doubt she could have handled a BAR -- she may have been small but she was a farm girl -- but you could be right that she never did.

BTW, at the ambush, Hamer and his deputies were armed with BAR's.
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2006, 04:37:13 pm »

 :laugh:
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2006, 11:31:04 pm »

Check it out.

www.gunsmithinc.com/Sales.html

Bonnie's favorite is outdated. But sawed-offs never go out of style[for close-in last word...]
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2006, 12:30:58 am »

The BAR is like old blue jeans. They are never outdated.
Old weapons just have a style nothing new will ever have.

A well done sawed off gauge does make a statement.
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Re: Clyde Barrows favorite gun...
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2006, 02:25:44 am »

Websters....Outdated=obsolete....
Want me to define obsolete too???????????????????? And yeah, they have a style...OLD!!!!!!
Wanna try to upstage me again?
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