Bophuthatswana SWATF Vest??

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    Gulf91
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    Bophuthatswana SWATF Vest??

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri May 13, 2011 1:21 pm

    Amongst some other random British bits was this vest that puzzled me as it looked similar to a SADF M83 vest but in green and after a Google search brought me here think it may be an Bophuthatswana SWATF Vest.

    No labels or any markings that i can see.

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    Re: Bophuthatswana SWATF Vest??

    Post by mcoleman762 on Fri May 13, 2011 11:11 pm

    Hello,

    Yep, that's a Bophuthatswana Pattern 83 assault vest. There is also a chest rig and backpack that goes with the set.

    FYI these things would have been no where near SWA, as they were purely used by the Homeland forces which saw no action on the Border.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Bophuthatswana SWATF Vest??

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat May 14, 2011 3:55 am

    Cheers Mike,a pretty unusual item to find in the UK i would think as ive never ever heard or seen of them before i found this forum so well chuffed.

    I suppose the backpack would be nice to complete it but not 100% sure if ill be keeping it as it came to me amongst some other stuff.

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    Re: Bophuthatswana SWATF Vest??

    Post by chevpol on Sat May 14, 2011 5:37 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Cheers Mike,a pretty unusual item to find in the UK i would think as ive never ever heard or seen of them before i found this forum so well chuffed.

    I suppose the backpack would be nice to complete it but not 100% sure if ill be keeping it as it came to me amongst some other stuff.

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    just supposing, just supposing, if you do sell, how much would you want for it?

    Mark

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    Re: Bophuthatswana SWATF Vest??

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat May 14, 2011 5:41 pm

    chevpol wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:Cheers Mike,a pretty unusual item to find in the UK i would think as ive never ever heard or seen of them before i found this forum so well chuffed.

    I suppose the backpack would be nice to complete it but not 100% sure if ill be keeping it as it came to me amongst some other stuff.

    Thanks

    just supposing, just supposing, if you do sell, how much would you want for it?

    Mark

    To be 1000% Mark until the other day i had no idea what it was let alone what its worth.

    It doesnt fit in to the stuff I collect so it could definitely go if i had an idea of its value.

    It came with some British Army PLCE webbing so no idea how it ended up in the UK Laughing Laughing

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    Re: Bophuthatswana SWATF Vest??

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:30 am

    This is now surplus to my requirements so open to offers if anyone interested in it.

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    Re: Bophuthatswana SWATF Vest??

    Post by Rhodesian Camo on Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:20 am

    Here's mine. I got it for $20 off some airsofter who had no idea what it was.

    It's a little rough (one strap is missing on one of the canteen pockets at the back) , but I can't complain much due to the price.




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