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_The_Rookie_

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Got out of the house today, after a bout with the flu! Went to an F-100 site that Craig practically had to hold my hand to find. Thanks again Craig! Found this safety pin can anybody tell me what it is for? Also found a previously undiscovered crash. Do you have the crash report for it Craig? Cheers Ray

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Ha!


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Is that ring pull pin sitting on a motorcycle seat?

Cant tell how big it is.  Do the two cable ends crimp off?

A really big grenade pin or fire extinguisher pin!  HA!

A good mystery.  Might just be for an old canvas canopy rig or something.

Seems too big for a warhead or mortar safety pin.  Could be some kind of ring pull for an arty piece?

Weird...

??

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That pin looks very familiar to me but I can't seem to remember what it's for.  I want to say a safety pin for the ejection seat that were painted with red and white stripes.  This is driving me crazy.
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Guys, this really has me stumped! As best as I remember its about 4 1/2 inches long. Here is another picture and it is indeed sitting on my motorcycle seat. Thanks Ray

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That looks like a pretty bad plane wreck. I believe Ken notified Barbie that he's Ok.
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I'am going to try and post a picture that might help with the I.D. of the pin but being some what behind the power curve with computers I'am not going to promise anything.  I found a similar looking pin in the morass of junk that I've collected over the years that I think was used on the F-100 ejection seats.  I will give it a shot in my next post.
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Hope this works. E-seat pin.jpg
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And from the F-100 -1 manual F-100 E-seat.jpeg
_The_Rookie_

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I think you nailed it. I put it back where I found it but did mark the location on my GPS. The pilot survived with the use of the ejection seat. Thanks for your help phixer! Ray
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Nice ID! That was driving me crazy... I knew I'd seen it before
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I'am glad I was able to help a little here I only wish the quality of the photos were better.  The rings don't really show up that well on the -1 picture, if I remember correctly each pin might of had a slightly different shape depending on which location it was in.

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