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    Post by Mk1rceme on Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:42 pm

    My newest camo acquisition...1977 dated jump smock in unissued condition and a nice large size. Been looking for one for years so I can finally scratch it off my list of wants. Just have to get it all patched up and it'll be done and ready for display.

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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:15 pm

    I found a 1984 dated of these for $10 at a Night market here...it is great. I love it. Mine is in very good condition, but had the diaper cut out.

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    Post by Mk1rceme on Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:04 am

    Shocked 10 bucks! I've seen these in surplus stores up here for around $200. You got one heck of a deal.

    I did not pay that much for mine but I had to trade almost $150 worth of stuff to get it.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:13 am

    The prices of these things have gone up and down, down and up. A few years ago I bought several brand new examples for something like $50 or $60. I think a warehouse opened up or something. But lately, people seem to be willing to donate blood to get the money to pay for one of these.

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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:10 am

    Mk1rceme wrote:Shocked 10 bucks! I've seen these in surplus stores up here for around $200. You got one heck of a deal.

    I did not pay that much for mine but I had to trade almost $150 worth of stuff to get it.


    Oh yeah, a night market in rural Illinois, and I just happened to glance over to see this hanging off of the back door of a van as the dealer was packing his table up. He asked $15 and in said "$10?" and he agreed. I was very excited, but I guess I got a better deal than I could have imagined!

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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:26 pm

    Very nice smocks Guys...very nice indeed Cool

    I had no idea they were worth this much... Shocked

    Cool pattern and design, congrats to you both. Wink
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    Post by falldownjaeger on Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:20 am

    I've got a Large Long CAR Smock, made by Peerless Garments but has the later added Brigade Quartermasters label inside. I assume there were several hundred overruns or rejects that were bought up by BQM, then sold down here for $95 during the 80s.
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    Post by vonstuck on Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:38 pm

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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:51 pm

    Wow, thats the first I have seen of the Non-Peerless manufactured smock, it is badged up VERY nice
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    Post by falldownjaeger on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:43 pm

    Here was my first CAR Smock, purchased for $80CD from Hero Army Surplus:
    http://www.heroarmysurplus.com/canadian-airborne-issue-parachutist-smocknew-p-2674.html
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    I sold it after I found a lesser condition CAR Smock in Large Long.
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    Post by Mk1rceme on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:23 pm

    Great looking smocks guy's! Mine looks so naked compared to the others shown.
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    Post by Spañiard on Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:30 pm

    They in fact made two CAR Jump Smocks Peerless, Ambridge & Thompson I have both Vacuumed Pack.
    Be careful with the Thompson the Snaps are tight and will rip of the Material, happened to Moi.
    If you need Snap buttons contact the CAR Kite Shop, aka Jump Master Joe. I prefer the Peerless
    the snap buttons connect much smoother.

    In CAR your Issued two Jumpsmocks, the one for Combat or exercises the OSONS patch isn't Worn.
    Only the Garrison Smock is the OSONS patch worn.

    Now the Thompson Smock posted with the white wings, are fake. Now distances of Patches from the Epaulets to
    the Canadian Flag is 1/2" from Flag to OSONS Patch 1/2" and from OSONS Patch to rank 1/2".
    The wings are 1/2" above the Inner Pocket Stitching.

    Never seen The CANADA patch on Smocks just the Flag.
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    Post by Spañiard on Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:34 pm

    Spañiard wrote:They in fact made two CAR Jump Smocks Peerless, Ambridge & Thompson I have both Vacuumed Pack.
    Be careful with the Thompson the Snaps are tight and will rip of the Material, happened to Moi.
    If you need Snap buttons contact the CAR Kite Shop, aka Jump Master Joe. I prefer the Peerless
    the snap buttons connect much smoother.

    In CAR your Issued two Jumpsmocks, the one for Combat or exercises the OSONS patch isn't Worn.
    Only the Garrison Smock is the OSONS patch worn.

    Now the Thompson Smock posted with the white wings, are fake. Now distances of Patches from the Epaulets to
    the Canadian Flag is 1/2" from Flag to OSONS Patch 1/2" and from OSONS Patch to rank 1/2".
    The wings are 1/2" above the Inner Pocket Stitching.

    Never seen The CANADA patch on Smocks just the Flag.

    Sorry went to edit due to mistake and I couldn't fined the edit button it disappeared,
    the Airborne wing must be centered to the left side pocket and sewn on next to
    the stitching of the inner pocket, the name tag is sewn on the right the same way
    as the wings, just like in the picture showing the fake wings .
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    Post by koalorka on Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:02 pm

    A lot of the Thompson Ambridge smocks were dumped onto the market without ever being issued and later "magically" acquired many, often incorrect badges and patches.

    The smock posted by Falldownjaeger has the colours of a Thompson & Ambridge type, but has a Peerles maker's label which is lacking a lot of details. I'm posting my Peerless smock and tag for reference:

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    Post by drmatz on Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:20 pm

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    Post by Spañiard on Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:22 pm

    koalorka wrote:A lot of the Thompson Ambridge smocks were dumped onto the market without ever being issued and later "magically" acquired many, often incorrect badges and patches.

    The smock posted by Falldownjaeger has the colours of a Thompson & Ambridge type, but has a Peerles maker's label which is lacking a lot of details. I'm posting my Peerless smock and tag for reference:

    Your correct however many Peerless started showing up also when CAR was disbanded in 95.
    They also make fakes with the Peerless tag on them. However on your P-Smock those wings are real.


    For all those that are interested I have the CAR RSO for 1976 when major changes took place.
    The OSONS patch only appeared or authorized in 1977, there for it would be interesting to
    see the changes if someone has a Copy of CAR RSO for 78-79?


    Designation Of Insignias On P-Smock 1976 CAR R.S.O.

    REGIMENTAL STANDING ORDERS
    FOR
    THE CANADIAN AIRBORNE REGIMENT.
    1976.

    http://www.wwii.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=2626



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    Post by koalorka on Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:42 pm

    That's a great link!

    Danilo, I'd be curious to see the maker's label on your example.
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    Post by Spañiard on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:31 am

    koalorka wrote:That's a great link!

    Danilo, I'd be curious to see the maker's label on your example.

    Yes it is, thanks.
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    Post by Gemini on Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:42 pm

    Are canadian para smocks hard to get a hold off?
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    Post by filupe on Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:05 pm

    Spañiard wrote:
    If you need Snap buttons contact the CAR Kite Shop, aka Jump Master Joe. I prefer the Peerless
    the snap buttons connect much smoother.

    I have a Peerless smock less one snap button on a breast pocket - most annoying. I have googled 'CAR Kite Shop' and 'Jumpmaster Joe Canada' to no avail. Could you kindly provide contact details? Thanks in advance!
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    Post by Spañiard on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:19 am

    filupe wrote:
    Spañiard wrote:
    If you need Snap buttons contact the CAR Kite Shop, aka Jump Master Joe. I prefer the Peerless
    the snap buttons connect much smoother.

    I have a Peerless smock less one snap button on a breast pocket - most annoying. I have googled 'CAR Kite Shop' and 'Jumpmaster Joe Canada' to no avail. Could you kindly provide contact details? Thanks in advance!


    No Problem, I was advised by them Years ago If I needed New snaps they had the contact info, altitude@joedrouin.com, Most likely It will be Madame Marlene that will reply. The CAR Kite Shop, Canadian Airborne Forces Association Kit shop. http://www.joedrouin.com/cat.php?l=en&nbCatID=16.

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    Post by Spañiard on Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:21 pm

    Gemini wrote:Are canadian para smocks hard to get a hold off?
    What size J-Smock are U looking for.
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    Post by koalorka on Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:45 am

    Gemini wrote:Are canadian para smocks hard to get a hold off?

    A larger smock with original patches is very hard to find, most of what circulates the surplus stores are the commercial replicas and Thomson jackets which were surplused in the early 90s.
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    Post by Spañiard on Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:11 pm

    koalorka wrote:
    Gemini wrote:Are canadian para smocks hard to get a hold off?

    A larger smock with original patches is very hard to find, most of what circulates the surplus stores are the commercial replicas and Thomson jackets which were surplused in the early 90s.

    I remember on Ebay last year just the Large/Regular Peerless used with just two OSONS and Canadian flags two snap buttons missing $160.00us.

    I'll have to dig through some Boxes and take pictures of both of my J-Smock's with all the Tags.
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    Post by Jerry B on Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:26 pm

    I have been told that the Ambridge & Thompson smocks are not real, anyone have any thoughts on this, something to do with Tanzania.

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