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Old 28 June 2009, 03:47   #1
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Did I get a bargain?



Wasn't sure if this was one of the Avon ones with Halkey Roberts valves so took a gamble.
Anyone got any idea?
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Old 28 June 2009, 04:45   #2
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Well just from a life jacket point of view, a re-arming kit will set you back more than you paid for this jacket, so I would guess it would be a bargain.

But is there something special about the Avon ones....Are they collectable or something?
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Old 28 June 2009, 04:57   #3
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Well just from a life jacket point of view, a re-arming kit will set you back more than you paid for this jacket, so I would guess it would be a bargain.

But is there something special about the Avon ones....Are they collectable or something?
No,not collectable as far as I know. The only reference I could find to Avon auto LJs online was on Hotribs-here-and they say they are fitted with Halkey-Roberts triggers which from a LJ point of view are quite desirable.

There's no picture or reference to one that looks like the one I just bought though
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Old 28 June 2009, 05:04   #4
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Well, if it is puncture free (as you'd expect) it's a steal! What makes the H-R firing system attractive?
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I bought a pair of Typhoon LJ's a couple of weeks ago for 30. That was a bargain just because they're BLACK .....Sexy
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Old 28 June 2009, 05:20   #6
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just because they're BLACK .....Sexy
Ooooh.... Technical Lifejackets!

(for concealing shipwrecked Special Forces at night?)
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Old 28 June 2009, 05:23   #7
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Well, if it is puncture free (as you'd expect) it's a steal! What makes the H-R firing system attractive?
Errrm slap me and wake me up... I bid on it just after getting out of bed.I was getting Halkey-Roberts confused with Hammar...
It's a bargain anyway.
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I've got one one of those, won it on the RNLI stand a few years ago. Good jacket
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