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My Pelikan M600 Fell Apart!
Posted 01 June 2012 - 23:54
Any thoughts? Is the assembly normally cemented in place?
Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:24
Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:21
Posted 22 June 2012 - 18:14
But - the pen turned around, fully repaired, and back to me in less than three weeks, along with some most excellent tips on care and maintenance! Thank you, Chartpak!!
Service like this makes me want to buy even more Pelikans! Not that I really need any more...but 'need' is a rather subjective word, isn't it...
Edited by drgoretex, 22 June 2012 - 18:15.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 19:45
I also have a 600 with an XF nib. No problems at this point but I do not use it a great deal.
Maintaining my pens in optimum condition is important.
Thanks for any assistance.
“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”
Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:49
I sent mine to chartpak as well when this happened to my pen. They blamed the problem on non-Pelikan ink.
The problem has nothing to do with using other ink brands, the axial fixation of the piston housingin the barrel is effectively weak.
Avoiding the problem re-occurs, one should simply avoid turning the filling knob any further once the piston backs-up against the section.
Just my 2 Euro cents....
Edited by fountainbel, 23 June 2012 - 12:49.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 13:51
I bought an ebay M250 where the piston assembly had come out of the barrel, because I wanted the nib for another pen. With fountainbel's help I was able to reassemble the M250. This left me with the opinion that there is nothing to these pens, that they are designed to be cheap, and MEGA overpriced. For the money they charge for these low-end pens the pen should have a brass piston. The plastic piston does make the pen lightweight, but Pelikan could do better for the money. They probably have a great retirement plan--for the owners.
I like using these pens, but use great care when turning the piston. I can't imagine how totally steamed I will be if the piston assembly goes south on my Polar Lights.
When dealing with Chartpak, ALWAYS tell them you bought the pen new, and ALWAYS tell them you only use Pelikan ink, yup, yup, yup.
"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.
They took the blue from the skies and the pretty girls' eyes and a touch of Old Glory too . . .
Posted 23 June 2012 - 13:58
Perhaps the old adage "they just don't make them like they used to" is appropriate.