I'm just being lazy right now
I have too many projects going on and don't have time for everything. This is a nice Parker 61 that really just needs a good soaking to clean the capillary filler. This process can be very time consuming ... sometimes weeks! The pen itself is in very nice shape with an excellent cap and jewel with nice frosting remaining. The barrel and section look very good with no visible shrinkage and just some use marks that I could really only see using a 10x loupe. There is a very (and I really mean it) small nick in the section tipping by the nib. I only see it with a my loupe. The "Arrowhead" is intact. The gold nib looks to be in excellent condition with tons of tipping remaining. The teflon on the capillary filler is in very good condition with just a few specs flaked off around the very tip end that goes in the ink bottle. Again, I needed a loupe to see it. So, the bottom line is that you will probably need to soak, re-soak, and soak some more to get the capillary filler cleared completely. I did flush it with a syringe and the water runs out 95% clear with just a tinge of blue ink remaining. BTW, there are volumes of posts here on FPN about unclogging these capillary fillers. IMHO the asking price is worth about what the nib and cap alone would go for if sold separately. If you've got the time ... I've got the pen ... thanks.
$45 plus shipping ($3 USA, $5 Worldwide)
Interested members may PM me or use the email link in my Profile.
Edited by PenFisher, 29 April 2011 - 22:06.