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Two more British Commonwealth helmets for my collection.

Article about: Greetings, I attended a Militaria show here, and got a couple of late birthday presents from my brother. A British MkIV for my Cold War collection and a South African MkII for my Brody Colle

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    Default Two more British Commonwealth helmets for my collection.

    Greetings,

    I attended a Militaria show here, and got a couple of late birthday presents from my brother. A British MkIV for my Cold War collection and a South African MkII for my Brody Collection.

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    Obviously the SA hat has been used in Civil Defense. The guy had a stack of these, actually. At $20 apiece, I would bought more if I would have had the cash. Most of the MkIIs I come across here in the states are Canadian, so getting a SA was great! When I saw the three holes along the back rim, my little heart went bumpity bump! Sorry for the bad pics, something is wrong with my digital camera, apparently.

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    MkIVs have been common and cheap lately. I guess a bunch of them flooded the market. It actually cost a bit more than the SA lids above. Because I am cheap kind of guy, I have been buying up the surplus Cold War helmets floating around after everyone went to Kevlar and dumped their stocks. This makes a nice addition to that part of my collection.

    These were great birthday gifts from my brother. As my English friends say, I am chuffed! (I either used that word correctly or I am going to get banned from the forum....)

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    The SA helmet has what looks like a British liner and not the original SA Jaeger Rand liner. What does the makers mark on the cross strap say?

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    Chuffed is used correctly. Cool pick ups, but a shame your camera is not playing ball.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Nice to see another Brody Helmet and Turtle helmet on the forum, one question what is the liner manufacturer as already said it looks more of a English made liner.

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