Original 1939 Dated British Army MKII Steel Helmet
An original 1939 dated British Army MKII Steel Helmet with a 1939 dated liner and its original paint finish.
This pattern of helmet came into use with the British Army in the late 1930s and was the standard issue steel helmet by the outbreak of war, although the earlier MK1* helmets were also still being issued at this stage.
This example is clearly dated 1939 on both the liner and the helmet itself making it ideal for a British Expeditionary Force collector or similar. The shell retains a good amount of its original factory applied chocolate brown finish although there is rust and age etc as shown in the pictures.
The liner is a size 7 made by 'Helmets Ltd' and features the early circular top pad. It is held in place with the correct early pattern large brass bolt and hexagon nut.
The helmet comes complete with an original chin strap which again appears to be original to the helmet.
All in all a very nice early war British Helmet with good clear dates and with all the correct early parts. A must have for the BEF or early war British collector!
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