I hope you can repair it! Good luck.
Either way I think you made a decent buy. There's probably people who would give $13 for just the ribbed jewel.
We both did alright. Congrats.
Thank you much.
I may wind up selling it for parts after all, I've been consulting Pen Repair by Marshall & Oldfield and unfortunately, there is no glue or epoxy fix out there that can withstand the physical stress of the section inside the barrel. They recommend putting the pen on a lathe and carving out .005" of the barrel and gluing a .004" sheet of brass in there to give the barrel strength. I cannot do any kind of repair work like that - for one, I do not have a lathe and two, I don't have that kind of mechanical expertise.
So, I probably will be selling it for parts, if I don't keep it and glue it to my computer as a reminder not to be such a jackass when it comes to buying vintage pens.
Edited by LamyOne, 05 December 2014 - 11:25.