I've got a Visconti LE palladium factory stub nib with a piston/captured converter that writes beautifully for a bit and then peters out to nothing (basically, writes until the feed runs dry). I prime the feed again and continue writing until it dries up again. Prime, repeat the process etc. If the pen wasn't so gorgeous, and didn't write so beautifully when it does write, I'd likely pitch it.
Looking at the nib head on, the nib looks a bit goofy - in relation to the feed, it does not look symmetrical (if that makes sense). It's almost a bit twisted looking. Maybe it isn't seated properly or something? I honestly don't know. I've had the good fortune of not really having too many problems with my pens, so I admit this is an area in which I could use some education and guidance.
Any suggestions? I've done the proper cleaning of it, the tines appear to be aligned, tested using Waterman ink etc.
Debating whether I should bother sending it back to Visconti, or just send it to a nibmeister. I'm a bit leery of sending it to Visconti after reading some of the posts here on FPN.
Thanks in advance for any advice