The two guns recovered from Bonnie and Clyde after they were shot looks set to be the highlight of the auction.
The two guns recovered from Bonnie and Clyde after they were shot looks set to be the highlight of the auction. (RR Auction)

Guns used by infamous American gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are up for sale at auction, with two of the weapons expected to reach more than $150,000 (£93,000).

The guns are to be sold at the RR Auction in New Hampshire as part of its American Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen lot.

A gun used by Baby Face Nelson and other items belonging to Al Capone are also part of the auction.

Bonnie and Clyde gained notoriety for a string of bank robberies before they were gunned down by police officers Louisiana on 23 May, 1934.

Other items on sale include a pocket watch taken from Clyde after he was killed and a letter written by Clyde from his hideout to his brother.

But the items that will attract the most attention are Bonnie's Colt Detective Special .38 revolver and Clyde's 1911 Army Colt .45 pistol, which have estimates of at least $150,000.

These are the guns that were removed from the pair ion the day they were shot.

Retired history professor ER Milner told the BBC: "Americans and most people love a lover and here [were] these young people in the midst of the worst depression in the history of the world striking a blow for what they thought was right - and loving one another.

"It was almost a Shakespearean tragedy on a dusty road in Louisiana."

Baby Face Nelson's pistol has an estimated value of $40,000-$50,000.