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Lever Stuck

lever stuck conway stewart

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#1 Munkey

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 05:27

I have a Conway Stewart 24 with the matching pencil, in the original box with the paperwork. But the lever on the pen is stuck. I have gotten all of the old bladder out so I don't know what to do. Please help

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#2 Pendel

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 15:23

Did you take a look inside the barrel? Perhaps the J-bar is out of whack; it may have become twisted when you had opened the pen. I am not 100% sure these pens use standard J-bars, but I suspect they do,

 

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#3 Charles Rice

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 15:32

If some ink leaked into the barrel, it could harden into concrete.  A pure guess, but the first thing (and easiest) I'd try is soaking the barrel in water.  Soak it for a few hours and you'll hopefully see some color pour out. 

 

After that, my next guess is that you did not get all of the bladder and that maybe just a tiny piece is what is making your filing lever stick.


Edited by Charles Rice, 16 November 2015 - 15:35.


#4 Munkey

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 21:59

Worked it out. The 24 has a floating bar rather than a J-bar. So the lever was catching on the tab that holds it closed a lot more than it should have as well as on the plastic at the other end of the slot



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 22:05

If some ink leaked into the barrel, it could harden into concrete.  A pure guess, but the first thing (and easiest) I'd try is soaking the barrel in water.  Soak it for a few hours and you'll hopefully see some color pour out. 

 

After that, my next guess is that you did not get all of the bladder and that maybe just a tiny piece is what is making your filing lever stick.

 

Im fairly new at this but have read that alot of the Conway Stewarts are made of Casin and that if you put that in water for a few hours you will have an expanded and ruined barrel, is that applicable to the CS 24.







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