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
Brit12 - 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 shell is factory stamped near one of the chinstrap lugs – RO&CO CS II/1940 (Rubery Owen and Co Ltd of Leeds). The shell had the remnants of several coats of paint when acquired with the inside showing the start of some rust pitting. 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 a dark olive-drab cam net. The WW2 tactical flash for the HQ element of the British 1st Infantry Division is shown on the left side of the helmet. $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
Brit16 - 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. Though partially obscured by a chinstrap lug, the factory stamps were clearly visible when the helmet was cleaned to bare metal. The stamps read JSS/56 1/1941 (Joseph Sankey & Sons Ltd of Bristol). The shell had evidence of many layers of paint; blue-grey, two shades of another grey, green etc. There was only a little evidence of surface rust. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in dark olive-drab inside with a textured shipboard grey 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 helmet is a copy of an original WW2 Royal Navy example with shipboard grey on the outer and markings for the ship’s First Lieutenant. $195 AUD