Pretty Boy Floyd's Gun
A man owns a vintage Colt automatic handgun, which family legend suggests once belonged to the Depression-era desperado, Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd.
According to the legend, Floyd gave the gun to the contributor's uncle who had served as the lookout for "Pretty Boy".
To find out if the story behind the gun is true, History Detective Wes Cowan travels to California, Oklahoma and Missouri.
In the process, he discovers why gangsters became heroes to the rural population of the Midwest and reveals the true story behind the dramatic rise and fall of a man who ranks alongside Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger as one of the most colorful bank robbers in American history.
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