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Derringer a harbinger? Don’t shoot the messenger!

July 27, 2009

Blog Guy, I just saw that Johnny Depp movie “Public Enemies.” Somebody told me they were auctioning off one of John Dillinger’s real guns.

Yep, it sold on Saturday, for $95,600.

Wow! What kind of gun was it?

A derringer.

Are you kidding me? The Dillinger Derringer?

I don’t kid. They wouldn’t identify the winning bidder, but it may have been actor Tom Berenger.

Making it the Berenger Dillinger Derringer? Did Dillinger ever shoot anybody with it?

He slightly wounded a dog with it. In the derriere.

Gasp! Shot in the derriere by the Berenger Dillinger Derringer? What kind of a dog?

A terrier. Oops, sorry, the Word Police are here to take me away for going too far. Excuse me, officer, may I have a Perrier?

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Above: The Dillinger Derringer. REUTERS/Heritage Auction Galleries/Handout

Right: Cast member Johnny Depp arrives for a screening of “Public Enemies” in Chicago, June 18, 2009. REUTERS/John Gress

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Dillinger’s derringer damaged the derriere of a dalmation dog when the derringer discharged. Damage was not deadly. Dillinger declared the discharge of the derringer was unnintentional.

Posted by some guy | Report as abusive
 

Thanks, but that’s not completely accurate. Actually, Dillinger declared the discharge of the derringer was derelict…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

Brain overheating, circuit overload!!!

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