KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A piece of American history that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde, a famous pair of Depression Era outlaws, was sold for $99,450 on Saturday.
A pistol that was recovered from Bonnie Parker's skirt has been handed down from generation to generation in one family. It eventually made its way to East Tennessee.
Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed by police and shot to death. The caliber Colt pistol was discovered shortly after.
"I think the lucky buyer gets American history. I am excited for them, and I'm curious to know if they'll shoot it," said Dustin Hofstetter.
The piece was sold to a woman who wishes to remain anonymous.
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