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Old March 22, 2020, 17:20   #1
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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?
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Old March 23, 2020, 21:46   #2
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wwell, I have one on the way from Finland. Heaven knows when it will get here. This is a pic from their website:




www.varusteleka.com

It is supposed to hold 6 - 35 round mags in 3 double pouches.
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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.
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got it today. Very nice. Glad I did't pay anymore but it is very well sewn from heavy duty material.
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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?
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The P83 vest I had held 40 rd. PMags just fine.
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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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