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Bonnie & Clyde Whippet

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by WhiteCoyote, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. aippi


    Jun 12, 2009
    Cool Beans. I am a history bufff and that was his go to weapon along with the BAR. Hollywood wants us to think all these guys used the Thompson but history shows that is not ture.

    I was confused by the Photo of the Browning and the statements as the weapon shown is of course a shotgun and the cartridge a 30-06 and they are describing the BAR. I am slow but eventually figured out the posters are not related to the shotgun. That shotgun must be a beast to shoot like that. I have fired many of the full size and they are not very tame for autos. Everyone needs to fire one of these for the sake of history. This one and the Sweet 16.
  2. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Oct 16, 2008
    Missouri, East of KC
    The MSHP sold those BAR displays last year.

    It inclided a bullet and case fires from that BAR by the MSHP.

    Has nothing to do with the shotgun.
  3. nursetim


    Mar 1, 2006
    liberalville N. M.
    I alway thought the BAR was magazine fed. I thought the whippet was a shotgun. Some historian stepped on his johnson.
  4. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311

    Jan 2, 2006
    Planet Earth

    You got it!:wavey:
  5. I think there are 2 unrelated items in the 1st photo.

    The plaque talks about the Browning Automatic Rifle and says the cartridge case was fired in a BAR that Bonnie and Clyde stole.

    The Whippet Shotgun is owned by White Coyote and was posed in front of the plaque because Bonnie and Clyde also used that type of shotgun.

    At least that's the way I took the post and photos. It is a bit confusing though.


    Nov 4, 2003
  7. El_Ron1


    Apr 15, 2004
    Redneck Sparta
    The Whippet needs an Auto And Burglar® to keep it company.

  8. WhiteCoyote


    Feb 6, 2005
    At least someone gets it. :cool:
    It's just photography, and the plaque is there for effect.
    Lighten up guys, it really isn't that difficult to understand. :wow:

  9. Well they aren't really unrelated, they both have something to do with Bonnie and Clyde.
  10. DFin


    Mar 22, 2008
    Tell us about the Whippet. Was it made with the short barrel & stock or was it cut down? The barrel, with the brass bead sight, does not appear to have been cut down. Who made the Whippet, Browning?
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  11. WhiteCoyote


    Feb 6, 2005
    I purchased the Browning A-5. It was a real beater, the perfect speciman for a "Whippet".
    I cleaned it up. Cut the barrel to 18.5", cut the stock, and refinished the wood.
    Mag-Na-Port finished the crown on the barrel, and installed the brass bead.
    It's just a simple reproduction, nothing more, nothing less.
    The result is what you see. Enjoy. :thumbsup:

    The question of the day......
    Is it "Whippet, or Whippit"?
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  12. OUTSTANDING! Where on earth did you find these? Is the gun NFA restricted despite its age - I would think so? (Just learned that it is indeed NFA, and that was the reason Ithaca stopped producing them). Is this Model A or B? Excellent piece of history there.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  13. m24shooter


    Jan 21, 2009
    As I remember it, Barrow claimed that by cutting down the BAR and the shotgun to much shorter lengths he could "whip it" out more easily and the name "Whippit" would be more accurate, although it has frequently been called a "Whippet."
    There is a huge display (thanks to CPT Hamer) at TxDPS HQ and also at the Ranger Museum in Waco that has a lot of their guns, and they are buried in Dallas so there is a lot of local interest. There are several of the smaller banks that the two robbed in the area where I work.
    Thanks for posting the pics.
  14. El_Ron1


    Apr 15, 2004
    Redneck Sparta
    It's not mine, sadly. :sad:

    Like everything, they are out there for a price. Thousands were made, it's BATF classified as an AOW. That's a"B" with the longer barrels and spur-less grip.

    An "A" model:



    Those were great days in America, when you could leave the hardware store with a factory modified Ithaca. :cool:
  15. loandr.


    May 13, 2002
    Heres one i had built custom from a Rem11 host (NON SBS). Always had a soft spot for the gear of both Parker and Barrows :cool: I can ONLY dream of a shorty BAR :embarassed:

    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  16. K.Kiser


    Jan 23, 2010
    Shreveport, La.
    Barrow also used to have a leather strap affixed in a loop configuration off the back of the stock... The loop would hang from his shoulder with the gun hanging vertically by his side, and it could easily be rotated upward and land immediately to the "shoulder fire" position... This could also be used to conceal a short shotgun under a long coat, and both hands and arms were free to use... I've seen the spot where they were ambushed many times, I live about 45 miles from there and used to hunt about 5 miles from there... Those are some nice finds guy's, I never get tired of this stuff...
  17. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia
    I have a Remington Model 11 I would sort of like to do that to, at least turn it into something a little more tactical. right now it has a 30 inch full choke barrel on it. I found some black synthetic A5 stocks for it and made them work with some modding, now I need to find a proper barrel for it, I don't really want to cut it down if I can help it. Need to have someone that knows these guns go through it for me, I think I am missing the bronze friction ring. I would also like to have someone check to see if the buffer inside the receiver is still in decent shape.
  18. Sgt127


    Nov 5, 2002
    Am I the only one to notice that the "fired cartridge" appears to have not been fired?
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010