(TIME.COM) Perhaps the most famed – and feared – of all the Depression-era outlaws were Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Their murder sprees, bank robberies and jailbreaks captivated the nation during one of the most downtrodden times in American history.
Proving just how fabled and illustrious the dangerous duo was, Bonnie and Clyde’s guns sold at auction for $504,000 this weekend, nearly 80 years after their crimes made front page headlines across the nation. Two pistols that were found on the pair’s bodies when they were ambushed by police and shot to death each sold for about $250,000.
A .38 snub-nosed revolver found taped to Bonnie’s thigh fetched $264,000. And a Colt .45 recovered from Clyde’s waistband went for $240,000. The Texas buyer who purchased both wished to stay anonymous. The sale, hosted by RR Auctions, was expected to net up to $200,000 for each weapon — but bidders easily surpassed that amount. Also up for auction were a number of other items recovered from the shootout, including a gold pocket watch, a 1921 Morgan silver dollar and one of Bonnie’s silk stockings.