Collector Buys Robber Dillinger's Pistol

A Remington .41 caliber double derringer carried by notorious bank robber John Dillinger was sold for $95,600 at auction.

Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas reported the winning bid was more than double the pre-auction estimate. The derringer sold Saturday to a Los Angeles area collector.

The auction house said in a statement that Dillinger was carrying the small pistol hidden in a sock when he was arrested in Tucson, Ariz., 75 years ago.

Dillinger was killed six months later on July 22, 1934, by federal agents outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago.

The notorious bank robber was recently on the big screen in "Public Enemy," with Johnny Depp portraying the notorious robber.

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