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Derringer Pistol - Used by Booth to Kill Lincoln

Derringer Pistol - Used by Booth to Kill Lincoln Disasters American History Famous Historical Events Famous People Nineteenth Century Life Social Studies

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. Online, courtesy FBI.

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