Time to get cracking on this beast. It’s easily in the worst shape of the four Hales grenades. Not only is it pitted from excessive rusting it has also been painted…. even the brass is painted. I have no idea why someone would do this, but don’t paint your grenades. The caveat to that is if you have to use JB weld or some filler that is not going to
Hales 4 for Ninja
Hales 3 for Ninja
Ok, Hales Number three is in progress. The main obstacle is that collar is stuck on the neck, preventing the windvane from being unscrewed, the side pins from coming out, and the firing pin from being removed. This thing didn’t want to budge. I had to make a quick jig out of wood to hold it while I worked on it. The next issue was the frag body, it isn’t
Congrats you’ve found my blog by one means or another! This tool is called a flex shaft, it’s basically a heavy-duty Dremel. I stumbled upon this while looking for a replacement Dremel on accident and went down the rabbit hole of finding out about these tools. I discovered that a Company called Foredom is pretty much the top-end brand for flex shafts, and they command quite a price. Looking for
Hales 2 for Ninja
Here is the 2nd Hales I’m restoring for Ninja.