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Pilot Elite Barrel Codes, Meaning?

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#1 Flounder


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 13:52

I recently picked up my first pocket pen, a rather smashing Pilot Elite!


The nib is marked H1276, which the excellent blog Crónicas Estilográficas tells me means Hiratsuka factory, December of 1976.


The barrel code says "QB 08". Does that mean the pen body was made in the same factory in 1977, February 8th, or am I reading the guide incorrectly?




Edited by Flounder, 01 January 2016 - 13:57.

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 14:04

your off the year by a few
1976, February 8 in Hiratsuka
which means that the body came first in production then the nib...

Edited by Algester, 01 January 2016 - 14:05.

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