British Infantry Helmets

Brit11 - The shell is an original WW2, Canadian manufactured MkII shell with a stainless-steel banded edge. The stainless-steel chinstrap lugs are the MkII type and have no markings. The shell is factory stamped G.S.W. MkII 1941 (General Steel Wares – Toronto Canada). The shell had the remnants of its original paint when acquired. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in dark olive-drab with a textured outer surface. The steel when stripped was as shiny as stainless-steel, there was no rust at all; there are a few small dings around the crown due to heavy use. 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. The shell has been fitted with a dark olive-drab cam net. $195 AUD
Brit15 - The shell is an original WW2, British manufactured MkII shell with a stainless-steel banded edge. The stainless-steel chinstrap lugs are the MkIII type and have no markings. The factory stamps are partially obscured by a chinstrap lug, however I could make them out from the outside when the helmet was cleaned to bare metal. The stamps read RO & CO GA II 1940 (Rubery Owen and Company Ltd of Leeds). The shell had evidence of a glossy green overpaint and further evidence of numerous layers of paint beneath that. The shell shows evidence of heavy service with numerous small dints around the crown. The inside showed surface rust mostly. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in dark olive-drab with a textured outer surface. 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. The shell has been fitted with an dark brown cam net. $195 AUD
Brit20 - The shell is an original WW2, British manufactured MkII shell with a stainless-steel banded edge. The stainless-steel chinstrap lugs are the MkII type and are not marked. The factory stamps read as RO&CO JF 1/1939 (Rubery Owen and Co, Leeds). The shell had very little evidence of paint inside or out. The shell was mostly in good condition except half of the inner dome was affected by rust and pitting with a few pinholes at the bolt hole. The shell was stripped to bare metal, repaired, primed and painted olive-drab inside and textured desert sand-yellow outside. 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 57/58 cm with a new brass top-nut. The helmet has been fitted with a replacement spring/web type, khaki chinstrap with steel hardware. A khaki cam net has been fitted. The helmet is marked with the patch for the 50th British (Northumberland) Infantry Division during its Western Desert service. Two red Ts on a black background. Two Ts represent the Tees and Tyne rivers of the Northumberland district. $199 AUD
Brit21 - The shell is an original WW2, British manufactured MkII shell with a stainless-steel banded edge. The stainless-steel chinstrap lugs are the MkIII type and are marked III 1942. The factory stamps are not visible. The shell had evidence of a couple of layers of olive-drab paint on the outer. There was little evidence of paint inside and half the inner dome was rust pitted with an area of pinholes on one side. The shell was stripped to bare metal, repaired as needed, primed and painted in olive-drab with a textured outer surface. 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 57/58 cm with a new brass top-nut. The helmet has been fitted with a replacement spring/web type, khaki chinstrap with steel hardware. A dark olive-drab cam net has been fitted. The helmet is marked with the patch for the 50th British (Northumberland) Infantry Division during its post D-Day ETO service. Two red Ts on a black background. Two Ts represent the Tees and Tyne rivers of the Northumberland district. $199 AUD