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Help: Looking For 50's Ballpoint Pen Refill

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#1 Ben31

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:44

Hello everyone!

I am quite annoyed. I purchased a 50's Mont Blanc ballpoint pen some time ago and I'm having a hard time finding the good refill.

When i got it, it came along with a Schneider Express 225 Fine refill which plastic bottom had been cut out in order to make its length fit the pen's body. It fitted perfectly but soon ran out of ink. I then learnt the Express 225 Fine refills are no longer produced and purchased a Medium size, thinking it would fit in anyway.

But it didn't: the nib and pre-nib circumferences are a bit too large. The refill easily gets blocked when I am using the pen, and I have to push real hard on the lever to make itget out and again push real hard on the nib to make it get back in. I enclosed pictures of the pen and refill for your information.

I am just causing damages to the pen and need help to find the good refill.
What do you think? Which refill could match it?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help!

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#2 Mike 59

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 13:13

Hi,  I don't own any of the refills made by Schneider, but I do have this Waterman refill, and have measured it for the photo.

 The blue plastic part at the top is hollow and could be cut down if required.

This is a current Waterman refill and is available in our stationary shops in most high streets.



#3 Ben31

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 14:05

Seems quite suitable to me! The length looks good, what about the nib? Is it a Fine or Medium one? Anyway I will try that, thanks a lot for your help!

If there are other propositions, I will be happy to know. The more I will get, the more chances to find the perfect refill!

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 14:47

Seems quite suitable to me! The length looks good, what about the nib? Is it a Fine or Medium one? Anyway I will try that, thanks a lot for your help!

If there are other propositions, I will be happy to know. The more I will get, the more chances to find the perfect refill!

 

Have you contact MB and asked what refills are available?


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#5 Ben31

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 15:35

Yes I did but they couldn't find any matching refill in their stock and quickly gave up. Although I went to their Paris main store, I felt like I was just making them lose their time, it was a very unpleasant experience.

One of the employees even said this was a fake, arguing they never produced a lever-type ballpoint pen. Well they actually did, i got some proves. Obviously he just learnt about the most modern MB models and assumed any other would be a fake. Quite insulting when you're told this in a store full of customers!

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 16:12

Bonjour, try cultpens:

http://www.cultpens....er_Refills.html

they have the refill you have in your picture.

Cheerio Vera



#7 Ben31

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 21:31

Bonjour Pelikan Vera,

Thanks a lot for your help!! However these are the Medium refills. I already bought some but they are a bit too large to fit the pen... The best would be a Fine refill but I contacted Schneider and they told me they stopped producing this size.

If you have any other idea, I will be glad to know!
Thanks again!

#8 kdh1959

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 23:41

Have you tried a Monteverde refill?  Their advertising claims they can fit many different brands.



#9 Ben31

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:46

Thanks kdh1959, I didn't know about Monteverde!
I'm going to try that!





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