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#1 TexRdnec

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:28 AM

i'm thinking of picking this up as a wall filler but before i do i was wondering just what the hell it was used in?  all i can tell is that it was made in 1954 by pioneer and that the model # starts with P, which probably just means pioneer.

 

and what would be a decent deal on it?

 

thanks, should have the pic up in just a bit...



#2 TexRdnec

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:30 AM

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 01:58 PM

anybody?



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 03:58 PM

Value depends on if packed..condition etc...the container is usually a darker green nylon...so it is intriguing..pics of the front and stamps...and log book if available

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:30 PM

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#6 TexRdnec

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:30 PM

that's about all I've got to go on.  looks like a chute poking out there at the bottom



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:41 PM

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:02 PM

It's a commercial, non-military chute. Although Pioneer did make parachutes for the military, this is one of their civilian versions. Typically these can be had for not more than $200 in my experience.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:04 PM

I was just replying as the last reply came through,  was going to say its a civilian rig.  You can see the old CAA  which today would be FAA   TSO number.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:15 PM

Thank you all, I’ll pass on it

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:20 AM

most of the military rigs that made it into sport parachuting were pretty extensively modified (container wise) with the flaps being rigger extended to accomodate

the extra bulk associated with a sleeved (opening shock inhibitor) C-9 or  Paracommander, etc.. parachute, which can increase the pack volume substantially.

That rig does look commercial and if sold as a primary/emergency parachute, bears the resemblance thereof.




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