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#1 Lugworm

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 21:50

I can't help but notice when looking at photos that the Platinum 3776 and Sailor 1911 look identical (more or less). I've never seen one in the flesh. Are they different?

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 22:27

Different.

 

The three pens on the right are a #3776 Century between two Sailor 1911s.  Not the size and shape differences.

 

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But the new #3776 Century is also different than the #3776:

 

Here is a modern #3776 Century

 

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and the earlier #3776:

 

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and in this picture from the top you see a Sailor 1911S, then a Platinum #3776 and then a Platinum #3776 Century.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 22:48

The three pens on the right in the first picture are really similar. Similar clip and gold bands. If the make was blanked off I don't think I could tell which was which.
Its probably because I've never used either of them. I think if I had one of each and got familiar with them I would find it easier to see the differences.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 23:51

Well look at the profiles at each end.  Are some more pointed or blunt rounded?


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:23

Nibs are quite different. And the feeds. 



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:12

And the pen bodies.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:28

Well look at the profiles at each end.  Are some more pointed or blunt rounded?

 

The ends do seem to be where the most obvious differences occur.  Sailor pointed.  Platinum rounded.

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 17:42

They feel very different in the hand. Despite being shorter, the 1911 feels like a more substantial pen. Both are excellent, and I have many multiples of each. 


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