Today our blog focuses on the last modern firearms manufacturer to produce a pepperbox derringer. Cobray/Leinad produced the pepperbox in .410, 45LC, .22LR, and .22 Mag.
The Cobray Company was a manufacturer of sub-machine guns and semi-automatic carbines, handguns and shotguns as well as non-lethal 37 mm launchers. These were manufactured by SWD. In the 70′s and 80′s, Cobray was a counter terrorist training center in addition to being an arms maker under the leadership of Mitch WerBell.
- M-10 (.45 ACP/9mm Parabellum), semi and full auto (146 mm barrel/127 mm barrel)
- M-11 (.380 ACP), semi and full auto (127 mm barrel)
- M-11/9 (9mm Parabellum), semi and full auto (127 mm barrel)
- M-12 (.380 ACP), semi-auto only
- Pocket Pal .22 Long Rifle/.380 ACP, dual-barrel, switch-cylinder, top-break revolver
- Terminator, slam fire, single-shot shotgun in 12 and 20-gauges
- M11-A1 .380 ACP, an open bolt version of the MAC 11.
- Streetsweeper, A clone of the Armsel Striker. It featured limited parts commonality to the original weapons system.
- Ladies Home Companion, A reduced caliber version of the Streetsweeper in .410 gauge.
- OU, a .22/.45-.410 Over-under Derringer.
- PM-11/9 (9 mm)
- PM-12 (.380 ACP)
- DBD38357 (.357 Magnum/.38 Special)-Double Barrel (Pictured right)
- DBD41045 (.45 Long Colt/.410 bore)-Double Barrel
- 6 shot (manual rotation) .22 LR derringer
- Model MR– 5 shot manual rotation .45 Long Colt/.410 bore Pepper-box revolver derringer
Closure of company
The owners of Leinad chose to shut down the company because of the changes in the gun laws and the divorce of company founders Wayne and Sylvia Daniels. The Cobray Trademark is registered to a privately owned company in the US. They continue to manufacture parts and accessories for the firearms as well.