I happened to obtain a few Targa 1004 FPs [I have propensity for Ag-925 ] but 2 of them have the following barrel defects. , with your help I'd love to restore them to their former glory.
FP-A : The plastic-sleeve is broken in half, the half that has the threads, comes out of the barrel. The other half is stubbornly sticking inside the barrel
FP-B : The jewel (?) / the flat black circular button at the end of the barrel is cracked and I can also see that the barrel top around the jewel is slightly dented.
Would any of us here who are experienced in this help me and let me know
- the steps to remove the plastic-barrel-sleeve from FP-A and replace it with either a new plastic-barrel-Sleeve or maybe a metal thread substitute that Sheaffer bestoed on later Targa's.
- the steps to remove the cracked end jewel from the FP-B
- Where could I find the spare parts if I do manage to remove the sleeve and jewel
- any special tools that are required to achieve my objective
I do have experience in servicing simple mechanical watches and do have some tools that are associated with it, but this is going to be my first attempt at repairing a fountain pen [Not counting grinding/tuning nibs that is...]
Thanks in advance and looking forward to your advise