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Henry Deringer Pistol

Henry Deringer Pistol

Deringer .41 caliber single-shot percussion pistol made by Henry Deringer in Philadelphia probably prior to 1865. John Wilkes Booth used a pistol just like this to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. After this gun became popular, all small single or double shot pistols were called "derringers" (added R to avoid legal issues), even today.

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