Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/04/07

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Neal's Friday firearm
From: neal at (Neal Friedenthal)
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 03:38:52 -0400

This week's firearm is an example of one of the most infamous firearms 
of the Civil War period.  When ever I do a presentation on the Civil War 
for a school I ask the question, "What firearm fired the most 
devastating shot of the Civil War?".  The answer is this diminutive arm, 
a pocket pistol made by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia.  It was a pistol 
similar to this that John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

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