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Feb 17, 2013

The Philadelphia Derringer Pistol Which John Wilkes Booth Used to Shoot President Lincoln

The gun was made by Henry Deringer, but the misspelling of his name (it actually has a single “r”) has now become common.

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FBI photo of the pocket pistol used to kill President Lincoln.

cdv photograph of John Wilkes Booth on a mount by C.D. Fredricks – this the famous “top-coat” pose with gloves and fur-lined overcoat. This is a later pose of the soon-to-be damned assassin… his hair is shorter. Sold for 460.00$ at Cowan’s Auctions

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