I am new to the group and have a problem I'm hoping you guys can help me diagnose. I have a Waterman L'etalon FP that I've had over fifteen years. I bought it on a trip to Paris many years ago. I had cleaned it and stored it for more than a year. I picked it up recently and filled it with ink (converter). I had a tough time getting the ink to draw into the converter, lot's of bubbles. I didn't think much of it and went on my way. Later in the day when I removed the cap to use the pen, I was greeted with a big leaky mess.
The ink seemed to be leaking from the nib section close to the metal retaining ring. I wonder if someone has had a similar issue? Do you have any suggestions of what I can do to diagnose the issue and resolve the leaking? I can't recall if when I was having issues filling the converter if I swapped the converter from my Phileas with the L'etalon. I kind of remember now that I was having issues with the converter being very stiff after being unused for so long. Are Waterman ink converters interchangeable? Do you think my issue stems from using the wrong converter? If so, where could I find a replacement converter for the L'etalon?
Thanks in advance for your help.