Dillinger's Derringer Sold At Auction

Seventy-five years ago, police arrested John Dillinger in Tucson, Ariz. Dillinger was carrying a derringer — a tiny gun that's easy to hide. His was stuffed into a sock. Dillinger later escaped, but the gun did not. Over the weekend it was sold at auction. A southern California collector paid $95,600 for the gun.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Seventy-five years ago, police arrested John Dillinger in Tucson, Ariz. Dillinger was carrying a derringer — a tiny gun that's easy to hide. His was stuffed into a sock. Dillinger later escaped, but the gun did not. And over the weekend the 41 caliber Remington sold at auction. A southern California collector paid over $95,000, which is a good deal more than Dillinger usually took from his depression-era bank robberies.

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