C.O.P. Derringer Cal. 38SP/357 Magnum. Serial Number 008979. Made in California 3040 Lomita Blvd. Torrance, CA 90505. Model SS-1 Stainless steel, 4 shot,3 inch barrel, wood grips, double action. C.O.P. stands for Compact Off-Duty Police. New in Box, Unfired. Comes in original box with sleeve, manual and warranty card. $800.00 plus $50.00 shipping to the dealer of your choice. Please note the $50.00 shipping fee is what Bill Jacksons charges to ship the weapon. I have more photos if your interested and will be happy to email them to you.
The COP 357 was specifically designed as a police off duty weapon or a backup handgun. The now defunct COP Inc. of Torrance, California, originally produced the COP, or Compact Off-Duty Police. The weapon is no longer produced.
The weapon is basically a four shot derringer and is designed to combine the flatness of an automatic pistol with instant readiness of a revolver. It provides the abity to fire quick sucessive shots while it can be carried in the loaded and firing position with little chance of accidental discharge. This is due to having a heavy trigger pull.
The COP has an intersting and unusual firing mechanism. The weapon has an internal hammer and the pistol has one firing pin for each barrel. As the trigger is pulled, an internal ratchet is actuated that lines up to a cocking hammer and one of the four firing pins. After the trigger has traveled to the end of its stroke, the internal hammer is released, exerting force on the ratchet which in turn pushes one of the firing pins forward, igniting the primer, and firing the bullet. Each subsequent pull of the trigger causes the ratchet to line up with the next firing pin in the sequence and firing the bullet in that chamber, until the gun is out of ammunition or the shooter stops pulling the trigger.
Weight: 1.75 lbs (0.8 kg) empty.
Caliber: .357 Magnum (Can fire .38 as well.)
Overall Length: 5.6 inches (14.2 cm).
Width: 1.062 inches (2.7 cm).
Height: 4.1 inches (10.4 cm).
Action: Double Action.
Range: 70 ft (21 m).
Payload: 4 rounds .
Cost: $695 to $1050.
Made in: USA.
Special: Highly Concealable, Stainless Steel Construction, Tough Construction
This gun will ship from Bill Jacksons in Pinellas Park, Florida to the gun dealer of your choice. If you would like to meet in person I will waive the shipping costs.