The Gun that Killed President Lincoln
The very small 6 inch derringer that was used by John Wilkes Booth in the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln is sitting on display, safely preserved in a case at Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site. While it was sold in the middle 1800s for $25, this is a gun that cannot be purchased for any amount of money. This gun fired the shot that gravely wounded the president on April 14, 1865 as he was enjoying an evening out. It is considered to be the most valuable gun in the world, but will it ever go to auction? Not a chance. We could put in on the lowest end of the list because it was sold for a mere $25, but there are few who would dispute this as the most valuable and historically significant gun currently in existence in the world.