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60's Reserve chute on the bottom of a duffel bag


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Yesterday i bouhgt a duffel bag full of items in a second hand store.

I stumbled upon a duffel bag at the front of the store and the woman behind the counter (clearly wanting to sell it) almost threw it in my hands for a small prize.

I took it with me having seen a compass inside and some 90's materials, nato related.

 

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Does anyone have any information about this reserve chute, what does P I S mean as seen in the last picture?

Any idea about what it is worth?

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Probably an inspection or other type marking done in April 1969

 

Chute was made in 1967 and the hook buckle looks to be dated 1966

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phantomfixer

PIS Put In Service? the nylon canopy had to be removed every couple of years from the date of service versus the date of manufacture IIRC

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Would this be the kind of chest pack to be used in the Vietnam period? Any thoughts about what it is worth? Thanks for the information.

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The white straps are modifications of some type or purpose and were not on the standard used reserve chute.

 

 

Is there a log book with chute? Often the book is in a pouch on the back of the chute container.

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Doyler, you are right. The white straps are stotched with a green thread, the other stitching is black. And no log book or attatched pouch on the back side.

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