I just restored my first Snorkel last night, a black Valiant? with a white dot and a fine open nib.
After putting in a new sac and both seals, I couldn't get the pen to fill very much at all. I eventually found out my original barrel had a
long crack in it near the section.
I replaced the black barrel with a burgundy one, and the pen now works great.
Is barrel cracking common in Snorkels? Can you fix this issue yourself, or is it easier just to get a new barrel?
PS. (Warning - wanton props) Thank you Grandmia for the great Snorkel video... and Brian Anderson's shop for the resac kit
Edited by loudkenny, 11 December 2013 - 20:36.