Murder Weapon - Derringer of John Wilkes Booth

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John Wilkes Booth used this derringer to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.  The gun is displayed in the museum at Ford's Theater, the place where Lincoln was fatally shot in the head on April 14, 1865.

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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Park Service (NPS).

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