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#1 BearsPaw

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 16:50

First, I just wanted to say thanks to the board for helping me out with my Sheaffer. I've been using it for a while now, and it's fine yet smooth and hold quite a bit of ink. I enjoy the fact that I can write with the same pen my grandfather used when he was my age.

I still have one question though. Sometimes, when I'm am inking the pen, a small amount of ink will appear where the plunger comes out of the barrel as I pull it up. Is this normal?

#2 Ernst Bitterman

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 21:47

That's a sign of a problem developing, alas. The felt packing within should prevent anything like that from happening, and if it doesn't, that means the packing is going awry. A possible short-term solution: First, empty and clean the pen, and let it dry. Run the filler right out, and apply a good dose of pure silicone grease to the shaft, then run it back in. Do this a couple of times, in the hope that the grease with reimpregnate the packing. If it does, you've bought a little extra time before a serious refit is needed. If it doesn't work, you're out the cost of the amount of grease you've used, which is not so great.

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Edited by Ernst Bitterman, 18 May 2008 - 13:03.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 22:35

That's too bad. I'll probably just have it restored, I'd rather fix it properly than try stopgap measures.

Thank you for the information.