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.

Credits

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