View Full Version : Pat. 83 S.A. Vest ?

December 21, 2004, 17:00
Does anyone know what each individual pouch was originally designed to fit on the south african pattern 83 vest?

December 21, 2004, 18:38
The mag pouches take R4 (Galil) 35rd mags. The hip pouches - 2 qt water bottles or metric equivalent.

Don't know about the rest. There is another thread on this topic in this section on modifying the SA vest for use with a FAL. Check page 2 or 3.

December 22, 2004, 14:58
there are two grenade pouches and the last pouch is a general purpose pouch.

December 26, 2004, 23:55
The rear upper pack was designed to hold a linked belt of 7.62 for an FNMAG
the saddle bags were for 2Liter water buffaloes - 64 Oz poly Nalgenes work too if you cannot find the original SA's I have only found one location a few years back and they wanted the equivalent of 25.00USD per and even more for shipping.

the GP pouch in front is a good fit for the USGI FAK plastic box insert.