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Currently ONLY THESE are STILL AVAILABLE: 3, 12, B26, B27, B28


REMEMBER TO CLAIM THESE IN THE THREAD, These are CROSS-POSTED SO TIME STAMP RULES!




SADF M83 / Pattern 83 Chest Rigs
Took all weekend but finally got these all sorted and photographed. These are the M83 / P83 / Pattern 83 chest rigs from South Africa. This was quite a few years of collecting SA gear to get everything you see here. I'll have a Part 3 with more SADF gear, but that might be a month or so from now.


These are made for 6x R1-R4 mags (FAL-Galil) so they can fit just about any mags (AK 762/545/556, AR 556/223/308 , G3, FAL, M14, Galil, etc). I mocked one up showing how they fit (the mags could organized any way in any of the pouches)






There are 4x different types, but the overall design and function is still basically the same. See pic below
Top Left: Older model, Normal shoulder straps with internal mag straps
Top Right: Newer model, Enhanced shoulder straps with internal mag straps
Bottom Left: Older model, Normal shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mag straps
Bottom Right: Newer model, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps

These are the internal pull straps (if not using the straps, they fit nicely and out of the way in the bottom of each pouch):



20rd and similar mags can be adjusted how low the sit in the pouches with the internal pull straps:



WITHOUT the internal straps, 20rd mags sit below flush, but are still able to be grabbed. Or you could pad out the bottom of the pouch to push the mags up, or have mags with pull tabs.:





Here's a description of the rig from Kommandostore (since I'm not allowed to link to the webpage). You can find many more detailed reference pics on their site too (I'm not affiliated with them in any way):
The Pattern 83 webbing system was produced in response to a need for comfortable, lightweight, and simple-to-use webbing for South African soldiers during the latter part of the Border War. The civilian camping and outdoors industries were contracted to produce the Pat 83 concept, and the resulting system was far ahead of its time.


Officially discontinued in 2015, the pattern 83 webbing system is now largely phased out of service. However, with 30-some-years in active use, the Pattern 83 remains an iconic part of South African Culture.


Pattern 83 has been featured as the go-to load bearing gear of various movie baddies and mercenaries (Notably Blood Diamond, District 9, and Mad Max). It has even appeared in Metal Gear Solid: V and other video game titles.


This chest rig takes inspiration from the famous "chicom" Chinese chest rig that was supplied in huge quantities to the rebel "terrorist" forces the South African military faced.


It is made from waterproof, durable Cordura nylon in the "Nutria brown" color of most SADF equipment. The nylon material is coated on the inside to increase durability while keeping weight to a minimum. The shoulder straps are padded and fully adjustable in length by slide buckles. This chest rig features three connected magazine pouches (two magazines each) meant for the R4 (Galil) rifle, but it can easily fit AK, AR, and some battle rifle magazines as well.


The unconnected, large right pocket is meant for a smoke grenade, but you can easily store a few bandages or a soda there. On the left, there is a narrow pouch intended for a pen, flare, or small knife. There are two smaller pouches on the right stacked on top of each other for grenades or small items such as cleaning kits. The other side of the chest rig's single panel features a spacious document pocket for storing important papers. The previous owners often wrote their names or doodled on this side of the chest rig, sometimes in the flap for the document pouch.


The chest rig is fastened at your back by a Fastex type buckle located on the adjustable lower straps. Like the chicom rig from which it was derived, there is nothing on your back besides straps, so you can comfortably use it with a rucksack. As South Africa is in a more arid biome, there are no drainage holes in any of the pouches, but these and other modifications can be easily made.


Specs
Waterproof, durable Cordura nylon
Nutria brown, designed to get dirty and build a natural camouflage
Two padded adjustable shoulder straps
Adjustable back strap buckles rig to your torso
Three connected magazine pouches hold up to six mags
Large right pocket fits water bottles, smoke grenades, and loose tools or bandages
Two small left pockets fit grenades, cleaning kits, or more tools
Admin pouch on backside holds maps, notebooks, pens, and pencils


Instructions
Featured here we have the original SADF field manual containing adjustment, handling and maintenance information on all P83 equipment. This can be viewed here. Chest Rig usage information can be found on pages A3, A9-A11, and A27-A33:
Pattern 83 Equipment Soldier Manual





FULL SIZE PICS Here (56k Warning - there are 95 pictures): https://imgur.com/a/yKvVggy


Rules:
-First "I'll take it", gets it. PM me after you post please!
-CROSS-POSTED so time stamp rules
-I accept discreet PayPal (no "gun words"!), USPS Money Orders, or Cash
-If you have any questions, please PM me.
-Willing to combine shipping with any other items I'm selling/ work out a package deal




Each rig has 3x pics of it (Front, Front Open, Back), but since 95 pictures in one thread is quite a bit, I'm just doing one pic per.
So again, please go to https://imgur.com/a/yKvVggy to see ALL 95 pics (you can click on them to zoom in too)


Most have been issued and seen some kind of use and will have some South African dust in them that's included for free. ALL will be fully functional with complete buckles unless otherwise noted. Some might have some soldier writing on them. PLEASE LOOK AT ALL 3x pictures for each chest rig before claiming one!


NOTE: I'm using the Sharpie and tape roll to keep some of the flaps open for pics so you can see the insides, marker and tape are NOT included with the chest rig.


A few different conditions available. All will have at least a little bit of wear. Some might have some staining, soldier writings, or South African dirt and such. A majority have sweat stains on the shoulder straps, again - LOOK AT FULL SIZE PICS, I made sure to photograph both sides so you know exactly what you are getting. Velcro might have bits of grass, dirt, fuzz, and/or string in it, could be removed easily by end user. Look pretty good for being 30-40 year-old rigs:
Used: Lots of wear, possibly some field repairs, everything works perfectly
Used+: Less wear than "Used"
Very Good: Less wear than "Used+"
Very Good +: Not much wear
Excellent: Very little wear, close to New Condition
Blems: Will have a broken buckle, but still serviceable


#1-8 Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps
SPF 1: Used Condition, Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $70 shipped

https://i.imgur.com/MNomfMol.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/3FL0ephl.jpg


SPF 2: Used Condition (better condition than #1), missing 1x internal pouch strap (does not effect overall function). Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $70 Shipped SPF


https://i.imgur.com/R3ersT8l.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/zIIaHjml.jpg


3: Used+ Condition (better condition than Used), Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $75 Shipped

https://i.imgur.com/K4cCgmjl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/B3Wvtmpl.jpg


SPF USPS MO 4: Used+ Condition (better condition than Used), Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $75 Shipped SPF USPS MO

https://i.imgur.com/VkqZJsYl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/OrMcBOdl.jpg


SPF 5: Very Good Condition, Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $85 Shipped SPF

https://i.imgur.com/ziklGSul.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/go1gdUbl.jpg


SPF 6: Very Good Condition, Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $85 Shipped SPF

https://i.imgur.com/tI5vnUMl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9vUiUyyl.jpg


SOLD 7: Very Good Condition, Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $85 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/8at58hel.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RaRdf81l.jpg


SPF 8: Very Good Condition, Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $85 Shipped SPF

https://i.imgur.com/3ynncMwl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LmnxUYDl.jpg




#9-12 Normal shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mag straps
SOLD 9: Very Good+ Condition, Normal shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mag straps. $90 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/hYuToVFl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BeAVKIFl.jpg


SPF 10: Excellent Condition, Normal shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mag straps. $100 Shipped SPF

https://i.imgur.com/c7sgBipl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/sDNSaLTl.jpg


SPF 11: Excellent Condition, Normal shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mag straps. $100 Shipped SPF

https://i.imgur.com/J6eEqm8l.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ibTWgUol.jpg


12: Excellent Condition, Normal shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mag straps. $100 Shipped

https://i.imgur.com/ZqZs2YIl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/86HrTzEl.jpg




#13-14 Enhanced shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps
SOLD 13: Used Condition, right to the right of where my finger is there are 3x small holes, does not effect function. Enhanced shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $75 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/q5PONshl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/4fdeNGQl.jpg


SOLD 14: Used Condition, a few tiny holes in the front pouches (see full size pics). Enhanced shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps. $75 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/pVk1lYTl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XkxCKXVl.jpg




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#15-25 Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps
SOLD 15: Very Good+ Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $90 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/bQp5zjJl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PWimqyyl.jpg


SPF 16: Very Good Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $85 Shipped SPF

https://i.imgur.com/aG5Ifi3l.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/jay93t5l.jpg


SOLD 17: Very Good Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $85 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/MjeFIkql.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ISwYWp7l.jpg


SPF 18: Very Good+ Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $90 Shipped SPF

https://i.imgur.com/9kH6hfdl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/kla7lHnl.jpg


SOLD 19: Excellent Condition, Looks almost new except for a excess of African red clay/dirt on it. Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $95 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/OmqkMC5l.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/DPyDvHWl.jpg


SPF 20: Excellent Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $100 Shipped SPF

https://i.imgur.com/gozdw6Bl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pmZIF4Al.jpg


SPF 21: Excellent Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $100 Shipped SPF

https://i.imgur.com/1GF8H0zl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/W2OU935l.jpg


SOLD 22: Excellent Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $100 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/mvRL0Snl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/iEKZo6El.jpg


SOLD 23:Excellent Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $100 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/ZWOU9ial.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PMNQBnsl.jpg


SOLD 24:Excellent Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $100 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/Cb1EYFrl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/gY4Dwm4l.jpg


SOLD 25:Excellent Condition, Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $100 Shipped SOLD

https://i.imgur.com/suxemDol.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/k1Ge7Bvl.jpg


BLEMS
Each of these has an issue with one of the buckles, but are still very much usable. The little bit of blue tape on the buckle is only to mark it as a blem.


B26: It's in Very Good+ Condition minus the small holes in flap and the male buckle is broken (pictured). Since it's the male buckle, it can be easily replaced with a new one. Normal shoulder straps WITH internal mag straps $75 Shipped


https://i.imgur.com/8NXTGo5l.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vs3nX5Al.jpg


B27: In Very Good+ condition minus the cracked female buckle (see picture - still works as it should, crack is almost unnoticeable in person). Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $75 Shipped


https://i.imgur.com/VpYmIdNl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/3i29S3el.jpg


B28: In Very Good+ condition minus the cracked female buckle (see picture - still works as it should, crack is almost unnoticeable in person). Enhanced shoulder straps WITHOUT internal mags straps. $75 Shipped


https://i.imgur.com/MhRa1XPl.jpg
 

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