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Assassin's Gun

The ornate barrel and design of the Lincoln Pistol. This Deringer pistol is similar to the model used by John Wiles Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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A pocket pistol like the one John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate President Lincoln brings in $2,400 at an auction in Galveston, Texas. But it's a Colt single action Army gun that brings in the big bucks this week. The seller swears the gun is haunted and has a spooky story to back up his claim. But once the Lords of War fully test the weapon and jokingly exorcise the demons, the rare collectible brings in a small fortune.