Dillenger Gang Weapons


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Nightcrawler
September 14, 2003, 03:37 AM
Check out this Picture. It's a pic of the Dillenger Gang's weapons that I found on the 'net. Not sure who to credit, as it was originally taken decades ago, obviously.

I do have some info about it. Note one odd-looking 1911; it's a .38 Super, with Thompson fore-grip and extended magazine, that was converted to fire full-auto.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=485748

What is the cool looking rifle with the detachable box mag?

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Orthonym
September 14, 2003, 04:25 AM
What I would like to look at (ok, well, HAVE) is Bonnie Parker's BAR!:cool:

Edit: Anybody know what became of it?

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
September 14, 2003, 04:46 AM
I'd bet Bonnie Parker's BAR is either still in the property room in the Dallas County DA's office or found its way into the stash of one of the Dallas Sheriffs, maybe the Texas Rangers. I've not been to the Ranger Museum in Waco in some time, and it's possibly there.

I doubt it stayed behind in Louisiana. The car was trucked to Dallas with the bodies still inside the day of the ambush.

Regards,
Rabbit.

BigG
September 14, 2003, 07:06 AM
Those are old Winchester SLRs. Straight blowback with a heavy breechblock. They were chambered for fairly anemic cartridges.

RWK
September 14, 2003, 08:55 AM
I believe – and I certainly could be wrong – that picture is from the old FBI museum, located in the then-FBI headquarters in the Justice Department building in DC.

Navy joe
September 14, 2003, 10:23 AM
The severly chopped A-5 is just too cool.

El Tejon
September 14, 2003, 10:33 AM
Night, the rifles (one pointed up, one pointed down) are Winchester M1905/07/10s. I cannot tell the difference between the 3 variants.

The '05 was in .32 Win SL and .35 Win. SL.
The '07 was in .351 Win. SL.
The '10 (which my grandfather carried) was a .401 Win. SL.

RWK, are you certain this is not a display at the Dillinger Museum in Nashville, Indiana???:confused:

tlhelmer
September 14, 2003, 01:21 PM
There is an awesome collection of old gang weapons in the Indiana State Police Museum in Indy. It includes some Dillinger weapons as well as other gangs from the 30's.

Ian
September 14, 2003, 02:54 PM
They Cody Museum in Cody, WY has a very similar 1911. Theirs is apparently an FBI one, and it also has a front grip and a full-auto selector switch. :cool:

Double Naught Spy
September 14, 2003, 04:10 PM
If you don't know who to credit for the picture, then you credit the source. I don't know where you borrowed the image from, but www.m1911.org has a copy posted.

Nightcrawler
September 14, 2003, 05:36 PM
But M1911.org is not where I found it. This picture is all over the internet.

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