Bonnie and Clyde is a 2013 television miniseries that is based on the true story of the infamous criminal couple of the 1930s: Bonnie Parker (Holliday Grainger) and Clyde Barrow (Emile Hirsch), who went on a two-year crime spree across the South and the Midwest. The television miniseries was directed by Bruce Beresford (Breaker Morant) and aired in December 2013 simultaneously on three cable networks including A&E, the History Channel, and Lifetime.
The following weapons were used in the miniseries Bonnie and Clyde:
Colt Mk IV Series 70
Clyde Barrow's preferred weapon, the M1911A1, is represented in the series by the anachronistic Colt Mk IV Series 70, carried by Clyde (Emile Hirsch) during the gang's robberies and murders. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (William Hurt) and Dallas County Deputy Ted Hinton (Austin Hébert) also carry holstered Colt Mk IV Series 70 pistols. Hinton dual-wields his during the final ambush in Louisiana.
Colt MK IV Series 70 - .45 ACP
Clyde holds his Mk IV Series 70 on a Grand Prairie bank teller
Clyde aims his Mk IV Series 70 during the Eastham prison farm break. In real life, he had dropped off several M1911 pistols in advance, later discovered by inmates Raymond Hamilton and Joe Palmer, which they used to break out of the farm, killing guard Major Crowson in the process
Clyde's cocked pistol during a bank robbery
The "Mk IV Series 70" is visible on the left side of Clyde's pistol slide
Clyde spends Easter Sunday 1934 cleaning his .45 by the side of the road in Grapevine, Texas
Clyde is shown committing a murder outside of Grapevine with his .45; he had actually used a sawed-off shotgun for the depicted killing.
Hinton dual-wields his Colts during the final ambush in Louisiana. Again, "Colt Mk IV Series 70" is visible on the slide.
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket
In her garter belt, Bonnie Parker (Holliday Grainger) smuggles a nickel Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket with pearl grips to Clyde (Emile Hirsch) while he is imprisoned in Waco. In real life, the weapon was a .32-caliber revolver, which Bonnie found at the home of Clyde's cellmate William Turner and nervously smuggled to him from her dress.
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket nickel with pearl grips - .25 ACP
Bonnie flashes Clyde a glimpse of her pistol.
Clyde takes the unloaded pistol from Bonnie. The words "Colt Automatic" can clearly be read on the right side of the slide.
Colt Detective Special
Bonnie Parker (Holliday Grainger) carries an anachronistic post-war Colt Detective Special as her primary weapon in the film. The anachronism is evident since her Detective Special has a smooth cylinder latch and longer ejector rod. An early 1930s-era Detective Special should have a checked cylinder latch and a short ejector rod.
Colt Detective Special (1st Gen) with round butt - .38 Special
Bonnie uses her Detective Special to make a point with P.J. Lane.
Bonnie draws her Detective Special during a bank robbery.
Clyde (Emile Hirsch
) holds Bonnie's Detective Special and his .45 akimbo before abandoning her outside of Kaufman, Texas.
Bonnie uses her Detective Special to break up a fight between Clyde and Buck.
Bonnie's Detective Special in her hand after the Grapevine killings.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
The Smith & Wesson Model 10, at this time known as a "Military & Police," is carried by Ponder, Texas police officers and Dallas County Deputy Ted Hinton (Austin Hébert) before Hinton begins carrying the Colt Mk IV Series 70. This also appears to be the revolver that John Bucher (Doc Whitney) has in his safe while he is being robbed.
Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
Hinton carries a holstered Smith & Wesson.
The Smith & Wesson revolver inside John Bucher's safe.
The Ponder policemen aim at Raymond. In real life, Raymond attempted to rob this bank without the rest of the gang, evidently coming away empty-handed.
The Ponder policemen reload and take cover from Raymond's Thompson fire.
Colt Official Police HB
A heavy-barreled Colt Official Police (previously identified as a Colt New Service) is part of the gang's collection. Clyde (Emile Hirsch) hands one to Bonnie (Holliday Grainger) during their first photo session, and Marvin "Buck" Barrow (Lane Garrison) pulls one out of his nightstand when he goes to join his brother. Buck's wife Blanche (Sarah Hyland) also carries Buck's Official Police. The revolver is an anachronistic post-war Heavy Barrel model, evident by the ramped front sight and single screw on the side of the frame.
Colt Official Police - 6" Heavy Barrel - .38 Special
Clyde hands Bonnie the Official Police for her photo.
Bonnie infamously poses with the Official Police and a cigar. The real photo
features Bonnie holding a Smith & Wesson .44 Special "Triple Lock" revolver, stolen earlier in 1933 from Springfield, Missouri motorcycle policeman Tom Persell.
Buck checks his Colt Official Police before he joins Clyde and Bonnie on their crime spree.
Blanche aims her Colt Official Police during a robbery. The real Blanche hated guns and, while she may have accompanied Buck on a few robberies while he was a fugitive in 1931, was not an active gun-carrying gang member during the gang's heyday in the summer of 1933. (Note: This photo had previously misidentified Blanche as Bonnie.)
Clyde's Colt revolver in his waistband.
Buck's revolver behind his head during the Dexfield Park ambush.
A production photo of Buck and Blanche. Buck holds a M1928 Thompson
as Blanche carries the Official Police. Such a massive revolver in the hands of the 5'2" Sarah Hyland
explains why it was previously misidentified as the larger-frame Colt New Service
The M1928 Thompson submachine gun is seen in the hands of both criminals and police. Clyde (Emile Hirsch), Bonnie (Holliday Grainger), Buck (Lane Garrison), and Raymond Hamilton (Desmond Phillips) all use the Thompson during robberies and gunfights with police. Platte City police officers and one of the Dallas County deputies, likely meant to be Bob Alcorn, fire Thompsons back at the Barrow Gang.
Raymond's Thompson sits next to him on the seat during the Ponder bank robbery.
Buck aims a Thompson at a bank teller. In real life, Buck was as much an advocate of the BAR as Clyde was.
A Barrow Gang Thompson during the montage.
A Platte County deputy fires his Thompson at the Barrow Gang's cabins.
Bonnie returns fire as the gang escapes from Platte City.
Clyde fires his Thompson while escaping the Dexfield Park ambush.
A Dallas County deputy, likely meant to be Bob Alcorn, arms himself with a Thompson during the final ambush in Louisiana.
Winchester Model 1906
Before becoming outlaws, both Clyde (Emile Hirsch) and Buck (Lane Garrison) plink with .22-caliber Winchester Model 1906 pump-action rifles.
Winchester Model 1906 - .22 LR
Buck fires his .22 rifle as Blanche looks on in the background.
Clyde fires his own .22 rifle. The series accurately depicts Clyde's forearm tattoos.
Winchester Model 1892
An Eastham prison farm guard carries a Winchester Model 1892 rifle.
Winchester Model 1892 -.32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
An Eastham guard leads his prisoners with a Winchester rifle.
Browning Automatic Rifle
The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), Clyde Barrow's preferred weapon in real life, makes a number of appearances in the series, carried by Clyde (Emile Hirsch) and Bonnie (Holliday Grainger). Dallas County Deputy Ted Hinton (Austin Hébert) also uses a BAR while tracking the gang. The series depicts the gang's frequent robbery of military armories for their high-powered weapons. (The real-life Clyde had actually cut-down the barrel of a BAR and welded together three magazines for his custom "scattergun" to fire sixty .30-06 rounds without reloading.)
Early Browning Automatic Rifle- .30-06
Clyde's cut down BAR - .30-06
Clyde and Bonnie steal BARs from a Texas National Guard armory. While this often did happen, Clyde usually took one of his male accomplices for these heists.
Bonnie covers Raymond's escape during the Eastham prison break. It was Clyde who actually provided cover fire from a BAR during the real escape on January 16, 1934. Grainger handles the weapon nicely without flinching.
Clyde poses in front of one of his stolen Fords with his BARs, recreating a famous photo
taken of him in spring 1933. In the real photo, Clyde strangely poses next to his shotguns and a Krag rifle rather than his preferred BARs.
Clyde fires at the Platte City authorities with his BAR.
Hinton aims his BAR at the approaching criminals during the final ambush.
Frank Hamer (William Hurt), the ex-Texas Ranger tracking the Barrow Gang, carries the Colt R80 Monitor, a Colt-manufactured variant of the BAR with a Cutts compensator.
Colt R80 Monitor - .30-06
Hinton aims his BAR as Hamer aims his Colt Monitor while staking out the Barrow Gang's Florida hideout.
The Cutts compensator on Hamer's Colt Monitor as he shoots a bed in the Florida cabin.
Hamer aims at the approaching Barrow Gang in Louisiana as a deputy next to him aims a Thompson.
Hamer fires his Colt Monitor.
Hamer fires his Colt Monitor.
A Florida policeman carries what appears to be an M1903A1 Springfield with scope.
The officer holds his rifle as Hinton checks the room.
Hinton and the officer look at Hamer.
Remington Model 81
Frank Hamer (William Hurt) carries the Remington Model 81 while engaging the Barrow Gang outside of Dexter, Iowa. The real life Hamer did use a custom Remington Model 8 in his pursuit of the gang, but he wasn't at Dexfield Park during the ambush nor was he even chasing the gang yet at this time.
Remington Model 81 Woodmaster - chambered in .30, .32, .35 Rem, and .300 Savage.
Hamer chases the gang, Remington Model 81 in hand.
Hamer takes cover behind a tree. Note the pistol grip that identifies it as a Model 81.
A shot of Hamer with his Remington Model 81, used in the trailer but evidently cut from the final product.
During the Dexfield Park gunfight, Hinton (Austin Hébert) fires at the escaping Barrow Gang with an unidentified rifle.
Hinton aims at the retreating gang.
Winchester Model 1912 Riot
Many lawmen, including Frank Hamer (William Hurt), carry Winchester Model 1912 Riot shotguns.
Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
A Waco police officer oversees Bud Russell's "One Way Wagon".
Hamer fires his Winchester shotgun during the final ambush.
The pump of Hamer's Winchester 12.
Unknown Double Barreled Hammerless Shotgun
Many officers of the Texas prison system carry hammerless double-barreled shotguns, including prison transporter Bud Russell (Jason Kirkpatrick) and Eastham prison guard Herman the "high rider"(Michael Ortiz). Raymond Hamilton (Desmond Phillips) eventually takes the shotgun from Herman.
Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge
Bud Russell eyes up his new inmates.
Bud Russell and his shotgun. The real Russell was infamous for carrying his double-barreled shotgun and a holstered .44 revolver.
Herman pulls his shotgun during the prison break.
Colt Model 1878 Double-Barreled Shotgun
During the Grand Prairie, Texas bank robbery, Bonnie (Holliday Grainger) takes a sawed-off Colt Model 1878 double-barreled shotgun from the bank president and uses it during the robbery.
Colt Model 1878 Double-barreled shotgun - 12 Gauge
The Grand Prairie bank president holds his shotgun.
Bonnie: "Don't mess with Bonnie and Clyde!
Stevens Model 620 (Sawed-Off)
Barrow Gang members Ralph Fults (Aaron Jay Rome), Bonnie Parker (Holliday Grainger), and Clyde Barrow (Emile Hirsch) are all seen using a sawed-off Stevens Model 620 shotgun. In real life, Clyde's preferred shotgun was a sawed-off 16-gauge Remington Model 11 semi-automatic shotgun.
Stevens Model 620 - 12 gauge
Fults uses his shotgun to goad Hillsboro jeweler John Bucher into his office to open the safe. The series unfairly shows Fults as the killer, when the real killer was a small-time bandit named Ted Rogers that was killed in prison two years later. After his time with Clyde Barrow, Ralph Fults continued his criminal career without including murder and, after narrating his adventures to author John Neal Phillips, died in 1993 in his early 80s.
Fults holds his shotgun after shooting Bucher.
Bonnie and Clyde clown around with a shotgun. The real photo
featured Clyde's preferred semi-auto 16-gauge.
Clyde holds the shotgun while hiding out in Louisiana.
Winchester Model 1897 Riot
During the Dexfield Park ambush, Clyde (Emile Hirsch) and Bonnie (Holliday Grainger) arm themselves with Winchester Model 1897 Riot shotguns when fighting back against the police.
Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 gauge
Winchester shotgun in hand, Clyde tends to Buck and Blanche in Dexfield Park.
Bonnie takes cover behind the gang's car with her Winchester shotgun. In the background, Clyde fires a Thompson.