Sth African Combat Helmets

Sth African #04 - The shell is an original WW2 South African (SA) manufactured version of the British MkII. The shells were made by the Transvaal Steel Pressing Syndicate. This particular example is not factory stamped with the year, as I have seen on others. The SA helmet design was based on the British Mk II but was more circular in shape. The front and rear rims are shorter than their counterparts with the sides being wider. Three holes are stamped in the rear rim, designed to accommodate a neck shade or flap. The chinstrap lugs are a square steel type and are riveted on to the shell. The actual loops for the chinstrap are similar to a Mk II Australian type where the loop is folded over the chinstrap end; one of the lugs on this helmet is a replacement of Mk III type. This shell cleaned up well with only minimal damage visible. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in a ‘factory’ khaki-tan. The helmet liner is a replacement from Soldier of Fortune imported from Wales UK, it has a plastic frame with a vinyl type liner and shoe lace draw string. It is a head size 58 cm. The helmet has been fitted with a replacement spring/web type, khaki chinstrap with steel hardware. A khaki cam net has been fitted. $195 AUD
South African #05 - The shell is an original WW2 South African (SA) manufactured version of the British MkII. The shells were made by the Transvaal Steel Pressing Syndicate. This particular example is not date factory stamped with the year, as I have seen on others. The SA helmet design was based on the British Mk II but was more circular in shape. The front and rear rims are shorter than their counterparts with the sides being wider. Three holes are stamped in the rear rim, designed to accommodate a neck shade or flap. The chinstrap lugs are a square stainless-steel type and are riveted on to the shell. The actual loops for the chinstrap are similar to a Mk II Australian type where the loop is folded over the chinstrap end. This shell cleaned up well with very little damage visible. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in a ‘factory’ brown with a textured outer. A slightly darker brown has also been applied to the outer to give a mottled effect. The helmet liner is a replacement from Soldier of Fortune imported from Wales UK, it has a plastic frame with a vinyl type liner and shoe lace draw string. It is a head size 58 cm. The helmet has been fitted with a replacement spring/web type, khaki chinstrap with steel hardware. An olive-drab cam net has been fitted. $195 AUD
South African #6 - The shell is an original WW2 South African (SA) manufactured version of the British MkII. The shells were made by the Transvaal Steel Pressing Syndicate. This particular example is not date factory stamped with the year, as I have seen on others. Three holes are stamped in the rear rim, designed to accommodate a neck shade or flap. The chinstrap lugs are a square stainless-steel type and are riveted on to the shell. The actual loops for the chinstrap are similar to a Mk II Australian type where the loop is folded over the chinstrap end. This shell was covered in thick brush painted, dark olive-drab. It cleaned up well; the outside was nice and smooth while the inner right was heavily pitted with numerous pinholes. The shell was stripped to bare metal, a light fill applied across the pinholes, primed and painted in a ‘factory’ brown with a textured outer. The helmet liner is a replacement from Soldier of Fortune imported from Wales UK, it has a plastic frame with a vinyl type liner and shoe lace draw string. It is a head size 58 cm. The helmet has been fitted with a replacement spring/web type, khaki chinstrap with steel hardware. An olive-drab cam net has been fitted. $195 AUD
South African #7 - The shell is an original WW2 South African (SA) manufactured version of the British MkII. The shells were made by the Transvaal Steel Pressing Syndicate. This particular example is not date factory stamped with the year, as I have seen on others. Three holes are stamped in the rear rim, designed to accommodate a neck shade or flap. The chinstrap lugs are a square stainless-steel type and are riveted on to the shell. The actual loops for the chinstrap are similar to a Mk II Australian type where the loop is folded over the chinstrap end. This shell had three distinct layers of paint; the bottom layer was the factory desert yellow/sand; then a khaki light brown; and the top coat of a medium brown. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed then painted olive-drab inside and desert yellow outside with a brown camo pattern. The cam pattern was copied from an original WW2 example. The helmet liner is a replacement from Soldier of Fortune imported from Wales UK, it has a plastic frame with a vinyl type liner and shoe lace draw string. It is a head size 58 cm. The helmet has been fitted with a replacement spring/web type, khaki chinstrap with steel hardware. A khaki cam net has been fitted. $195 AUD
South African #8 - The shell is an original WW2 South African (SA) manufactured version of the British MkII. The shells were made by the Transvaal Steel Pressing Syndicate. This particular example is not date factory stamped with the year, as I have seen on others. Three holes are stamped in the rear rim, designed to accommodate a neck shade or flap. The chinstrap lugs are a square stainless-steel MkII type and are riveted on to the shell. This shell had three distinct layers of paint; the bottom layer was the remnants of factory brown; then a dark blue layer; and the top coat of a glossy dark olive-drab. The inside only had one olive-drab layer of paint. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed then painted olive-drab inside and textured desert-yellow outside with a dark olive-drab camo pattern. The cam pattern was copied from an original. The helmet liner is a replacement from Soldier of Fortune imported from Wales UK, it has a plastic frame with a vinyl type liner and shoe lace draw string. It is a head size 58 cm. The helmet has been fitted with a replacement spring/web type, khaki chinstrap with steel hardware. A khaki cam net has been fitted. $195 AUD