Hales Grenade

Hales and Booster

Hales and Booster for Kevin

We’ve a got a two for one, a Hales and a Booster for Kevin. For the Booster, the weld has been cut already, I just have to remove it but it’s stuck on. The Hales frag body only needs the paint and existing rust preventative coating removed, I’m not going to re-blue it. So neither piece needs a full treatment. The Hales Frag Body There wasn’t any rust on the

Cutaway Hales

Cutaway Hales

Here is something a little different, a cutaway of a Hales grenade. It never dawned on me to make a cutaway of anything before. But I took this on because it looks like a really interesting project. Before I can start cutting I need to do a little housekeeping on this hales. First there are little burrs all over the frag body that need to be trimmed off. This is

Hales 4 for Ninja

Hales 4 for Ninja

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 3 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

Hales 2

Hales 2 for Ninja

Here is the 2nd Hales I’m restoring for Ninja.

4 Hales

Unboxing 4 Hales & Starting Hales 1 for Ninja

Here we’ve got a fun box of grenades, pretty ladies all in a row. I never thought that I’d be opening a box with 4 grenades inside…. for any reason. The first one that is getting a massage is the painted one. The frag body is in great shape on the outside, but it’s pretty rusty on the inside. The phrase “beauty is only skin” applies here because the neck