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Czechsix March 22, 2020 17:20

Those of you with P83 vests and Galil/R4 mags...
 
do your P83 vests fit the Galil/R4 35 round mags? Flaps go over all the way and are well secured?

I have one vest that fits the 35 round mag on a couple of the pouches...but the rest of the pouches no way, no how. 30rd AR mags work fine though.

All of my other P83 vests fit the 35rd mags no problems....just this one vest that seems to have a capacity of four 35rd mags, and then for the rest of the pouches....hmm.

Did SADF ever issue 30 rd mags?

DC March 23, 2020 21:46

wwell, I have one on the way from Finland. Heaven knows when it will get here. This is a pic from their website:

https://www.varusteleka.com/pictures...8af9e7787e.jpg


www.varusteleka.com

It is supposed to hold 6 - 35 round mags in 3 double pouches.

Czechsix March 23, 2020 23:16

Yep, that's the chest rig/bra, holds the 35's fine. The P83 vest/battle jacket though....at least the one I have up here, has some mag pouches that seem to be for something else other than a 35 rd mag.

You'll like yours, it's a nice piece of gear.

DC March 26, 2020 17:58

got it today. Very nice. Glad I did't pay anymore but it is very well sewn from heavy duty material.

Czechsix March 26, 2020 20:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by DC (Post 4859802)
got it today. Very nice. Glad I did't pay anymore but it is very well sewn from heavy duty material.

That was one of the ones from Varusteleka that's supposed to be NOS?

lew March 27, 2020 11:38

The P83 vest I had held 40 rd. PMags just fine.

Czechsix March 27, 2020 11:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by lew (Post 4860172)
The P83 vest I had held 40 rd. PMags just fine.

Thanks Lew, for the verification. This battle jacket seems to have some weird dimensions. Fits the water bottle just fine, but not the mags in some pockets.

No way for this material to shrink, either.

I'll take some pics and post them, it'll make what I'm talking about easier to see.


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