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Dillinger's derringer nets $95,600 at auction

/ Source: The Associated Press

A gun once carried by bank robber John Dillinger has brought $95,600 at a Texas auction.

Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas reports the winning bid for the Remington .41-caliber double derringer was more than double the pre-auction estimate. The gun sold Saturday to a Los Angeles area collector.

A statement from the auction house says 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.

He is portrayed by actor Johnny Depp in the recently released movie "Public Enemies."