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16840 No. 16840 ID: 52ed6e
Just in case anybody finds this thread through a Google search and has no idea how Operatorchan works, this is not for sale.

I ordered this vest off of eBay a few weeks ago, costing me $54.99 plus $17.50 international shipping. The seller shipped it late, and I didn't get a shipping notification until the first day in the week period eBay told me it would arrive. I only just got it today when it was supposed to arrive January 19-26. Oh well. It's good enough that I'm willing to overlook that.

I am 6'0" tall (~182cm) and this vest fit me no problem. Before I bought it, I asked the seller if it would fit someone like me and he assured me that he was 183cm and it fit him just fine. Remember folks, when buying surplus gear and clothing, make sure you are sure that it fits you before you buy it!

This vest was advertised as handmade and while I have seen numerous vests from the region and time period (1990s) that are somewhat similar, I have never seen one that is similar enough to indicate that this is not handmade. Thus, it is officially 100% artisinal hand-crafted non-GMO gluten free.
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>> No. 16841 ID: 52ed6e
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16841
On each side we have simple adjustment straps. They work just like you would expect them to and allow everyone from a very fat man to a friendly skeleton such as myself to wear the vest comfortably.
>> No. 16842 ID: 52ed6e
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16842
On the top of each shoulder strap we have these loops. What are they for? A more tactically-inclined person might know.
>> No. 16843 ID: 52ed6e
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On the chest portion of the front vest panel we have pouches for holding many magazine of cartridge, four to be exact. 30 round AK mags fit perfectly, as you'd expect. 30 round AR-15 mags also fit, a bit deeper than the AK mags do, and 40 round AR-15 mags fit just as well as the AK mags do.
>> No. 16844 ID: 52ed6e
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16844
On the stomach portion of the vest we have mystery pouches that are probably meant to hold grenades. There is one panel covering the tops of all three pouches, with velcro sections on only two of those pouches.
>> No. 16845 ID: 52ed6e
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16845
On the back of the vest, at the top, we have a big pouch that uses snap buttons instead of velcro straps. You can fit some rations, supplies, etc. in here.
>> No. 16846 ID: 52ed6e
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16846
At the bottom of the back we have some more pouches, covered by a single panel much like the bottom pouches on the front. This time, though, there's a velcro strap on each individual pouch and the 4 pouches are each smaller than the 3 pouches on the front bottom. You can fit a 20 round AR-15 mag in these pouches no problem, but not a 20 round AK mag, such as the Hungarian tanker magazine shown here.
>> No. 16847 ID: 52ed6e
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16847
You can also fit 3 10-round SKS/AK stripper clips in each of these back bottom pouches. Very cool!
>> No. 16848 ID: 52ed6e
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16848
Overall this is a very nice vest and I'm glad I bought it!

Interesting note: the seller is from Čelinac, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, but the package was actually shipped from the much larger nearby city of Banja Luka.

There are many assault vests from the former Yugoslavia floating around for sale, and money permitting I will buy more to review!
>> No. 16849 ID: 62c69e
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16849
Fucking sweet.
>> No. 16850 ID: 52ed6e
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16850
I have my eye on this one but given my current financial situation I might pass on it. The AK mag-shaped pouches are both really cool and not so cool, because that really limits the rifle you can use in conjunction with the vest, but man do they look sick. This one has a pistol sleeve and what look to be pistol mag pouches, though.
>> No. 16851 ID: 52ed6e
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16851
>>16850
>> No. 16852 ID: 9dc901
You want to reveal the seller or are you afraid people are going to buy everything before you get to it?

http://www.ebay.com/usr/popictihomir2012?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
>> No. 16853 ID: 52ed6e
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16853
>>16852
This is a pretty niche thing so I'm not really worried about people sniping vests out from under me, and even if they do, I know they have the same interest in the vests as I do so it's not a big loss. People who want a tactical vest for serious applications would be buying something else.

How many people would really be willing to spend $70 and up for used vests from the former Yugoslavia that may have what could possibly be bulletholes in them? Other than crazy idiots who are irresponsible with their money like me.
>> No. 16855 ID: 9dc901
>>16853

Let me tell you a secret...

I'm thinking of snagging that blue tiger stripe vest of the same model as you just posted.
>> No. 16856 ID: e59f1a
>>16855

It's a rare thing, but I don't know, sort of pricey. Looks to be in fair condition, but not new either.
>> No. 16858 ID: 52ed6e
>>16855
Post a review if you do get it. I think these types of vest are just really cool because there's so much variation.

Also, update for this thread: the front center bottom pouch pictured in >>16844 is the same size as the rear bottom pouches so you can put a 20rd AR-15 magazine, 3 SKS stripper clips, etc. in it just like in the rear pouches, while the pouches on either side are much larger and were probably for grenades. Also I weighed the vest and it came out at 28.5oz which surprised me. I thought it weighed less than that.
>> No. 16865 ID: 9dc901
>>16858

Nah, decided against it. Too rich for my blood. Maybe if he lowers the price a bit.
>> No. 16866 ID: 52ed6e
>>16850
Ended up buying this, expect a review in 3-5 weeks when I get the vest.
>> No. 16962 ID: 7e7763
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16962
>>16853
>not operating in gear that has bullet holes
>> No. 16971 ID: 52ed6e
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16971
It came in! Review coming later this evening.
>> No. 16972 ID: 52ed6e
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16972
This vest weighs 29.9 ounces, which is just slightly more than the first Bosnian assault vest I purchased, which surprised me, because I thought it would weigh more. It is also padded, making it warmer to wear than the other vest. It has a zipper in the front, which is a bit rough but not too bad. A little paraffin wax should make it nice and smooth again.

It feels like this vest was made for someone who was an inch or two shorter than me, especially around the shoulders. I could get used to it, it wouldn't affect tactical operations in and around Sarajevo, but it is slightly uncomfortable. Just on the shoulders though.
>> No. 16973 ID: 52ed6e
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16973
On the wearer's right side, we have a pouch at the top, a fat pouch in the middle, and two AK mag-shaped pouches at the bottom. I believe the top pouch is for pistol magazines.
>> No. 16974 ID: 52ed6e
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16974
On the wearer's left side, the top and middle pouches are the same, but the pouch on the bottom appears to be a pistol crossdraw holster.
>> No. 16975 ID: 52ed6e
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16975
However, the smallest handgun I own will not fit. Not very impressive.
>> No. 16976 ID: 52ed6e
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16976
In the middle pouches, you can fit one 20rd AR mag in sideways or 3 SKS stripper clips, however one of the stripper clips must go in with the bullets facing upwards which makes it kinda hard to get out quickly.
>> No. 16977 ID: 52ed6e
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16977
My mistake, the picture in >>16976 is of a 20rd AR-15 magazine sitting vertically in the top pouches. Here is a picture of a 20rd AR-15 magazine being inserted into a middle pouch.

The top pouches seem like they wouldn't be great for holding a lot of various types of pistol magazines.
>> No. 16978 ID: 52ed6e
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16978
I should mention that this specific vest came to me from Zvornik, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

There's a big pouch on the back for storing stuff. It's slightly smaller than the pouch on my first vest.

The snaps are in better condition on this vest than my other one, with less rust and more positivity.
>> No. 16979 ID: 52ed6e
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16979
The biggest issue with this vest, and why I would choose not to operate with it, is the location of the top pouches on either side of the front of the vest. They're right where you would shoulder a rifle, and with stuff in them, good luck shooting comfortably.

Overall this particular vest is, in my opinion, a 3/10. If I'm going to be operating I'd much rather take my other vest. It's more comfortable, has more storage, you can actually shoulder a rifle properly with it, it doesn't get as hot, and it's adjustable so you can wear it over heavy clothing with no problems. If anything, this new vest shows to me just how good of a design my first vest is.
>> No. 16992 ID: 52ed6e
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16992
I can't stop myself.

I think militaria from the former Yugoslavia 1989-2001 is going to be my non-gun collection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kohsgr4kLdM
>> No. 16993 ID: 9dc901
>>16975

I think maybe the M70 pistol (small'd down Tokarev) might fit in that thing.
>> No. 16994 ID: 52ed6e
>>16993
No way, the slide is too long.
>> No. 16996 ID: e59f1a
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16996
>>16994

Are you sure you're thinking of the same thing he thought of?
>> No. 16997 ID: 52ed6e
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16997
>>16996
No, I was thinking of this M70. They have too many guns with the same name.
>> No. 16998 ID: f6e43c
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16998
Here's a Serbian Zastava M70A 9x19mm Tokarev TT clone.
>> No. 16999 ID: f6e43c
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16999
>> No. 17000 ID: f6e43c
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17000
And a Serbian Zastava M70A 9x19mm pistol with wood grips.
>> No. 17001 ID: f6e43c
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17001
The Zastava M70 (formerly known as CZ M70 (Crvena Zastava Model 1970) is produced by Zastava Arms as a sidearm for Yugoslavian police and certain military officers. The pistol was loosely based on the Zastava M57, but is scaled down to accept smaller and less powerful 7,65mm Browning (.32 ACP) or 9mm Kratak (.380 ACP). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zastava_M70_(pistol)
>> No. 17002 ID: f6e43c
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>> No. 17003 ID: f6e43c
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>> No. 17004 ID: f6e43c
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17004
Yugoslavian Zastava M70 pistol in 7.65mm Browning (.32 ACP), stainless.
>> No. 17005 ID: f6e43c
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17005
>> No. 17006 ID: f6e43c
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17006
Yugo Zastava M57 and M70 pistols.
>> No. 17007 ID: 9dc901
>>16997

That's why I said "small'd down". It was a service pistol in Yugoslavia (made by the old adage of "your service pistol is there to shoot yourself").
>> No. 17350 ID: 52ed6e
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17350
Bump. Just ordered this.

>HVO Bosnian Croat Army camouflage assault vest Croatian Croatia war

60 bucks shipped.
>> No. 17353 ID: 9dc901
>>17350

Airsofters here were selling them for around 30€, so the price is about right.
>> No. 17354 ID: 52ed6e
>>17353
Damn, must be a fairly common piece of surplus then. I'm always hoping for the more unusual stuff.
>> No. 17371 ID: 9dc901
>>17354

Well who knows how common exactly. Might be just that a big batch came onto the neighbouring country and will never happen again.

Just like the Vz58 for 280€
>> No. 17375 ID: 52ed6e
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17375
Post got eaten.

I ordered a vest of the same type as pictured but the one I ordered is in a different pattern.
>Yugoslavia Serbia Special Police Unit PJP Vest used in Kosovo War

$115 shipped.
>> No. 17377 ID: 52ed6e
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17377
I cannot be stopped.

$50 shipped.

>Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina combat vest
>> No. 17391 ID: 52ed6e
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17391
Update: >>17350 arrived today. No full review yet but I really like it, possibly better than the first one I bought. A lot of good design choices went into this one.
>> No. 17392 ID: 52ed6e
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17392
Today I got this one >>17377 and it's so simple I can give a review really easily.

4 rifle mag pouches, fits AK mags and AR mags just fine. One other pouch on the left shoulder pocket for grenades or whatever. Zipper in the front, adjustable straps for fatness in the back. This vest feels like it's NEVER been worn and I suspect it's actually new production because it doesn't smell like a grandma's house.

I feel kind of ripped off with this one tbh, oh well. It's a functional vest, at least.
>> No. 17460 ID: e59f1a
>>17375

You mean the blue tiger stripe one?
>> No. 17461 ID: 52ed6e
>>17460
No, a different woodland camo pattern.

That vest arrived too, but I've been really busy and lazy lately so I haven't gotten around to writing a proper review, but it's too bulky and complex for me to really love it.
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