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Re-Discovering The Love For Fp's After 30+ Years

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#1 Bipul


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 14:39


I'm re-discovering my love for FP's after more than 30 years. I have purchased some really nice pre-owned Sheaffer FP's from eBay and two of them need to be re-furbished. I would need an ink-sac for one pen and O-rings for the piston filler. I'm sure this question has been asked before. Would someone be kind enough to direct me to the relevant string. Thank you, 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 15:38

Welcome from Brooklyn, NY!

Are you planning to refurbish these pens yourself? If so, you may want to consider getting your feet wet with some yard sale pens first.

The pen that requires an ink sac might be an easy fix. Take a look in the repair forum here and there are multiple threads on re-sacking pens, such as this one:
(as well as multiple sources on the web and videos on Youtube).

As for the piston filler, Sheaffer Vacuum-Fill pens are not easy to repair, even by repairers with a lot of experience. I suggest you send it to a professional. Ron Zorn at Main Street Pens recently did a great job on mine.

Hope you enjoy spending time on the forum!

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 17:21

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 20:26

Welcome welcome! lots of good information here on the forums about your question. A little google searching should point you toward the supplies you'll need- or alternatively- some good people who will do the job for you.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 22:43

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 23:04

Greetings and welcome!



...The history, culture and sophistication; the rich, aesthetic beauty; the indulgent, ritualistic sensations of unscrewing the cap and filling from a bottle of ink; the ambient scratch of the ink-stained nib on fine paper; A noble instrument, descendant from a line of ever-refined tools, and the luster of writing,
with a charge from over several millennia of continuing the art of recording man's life.





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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:49

Welcome to the forum, Bipul

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:36

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:32

Hello and welcome from Spain!!!

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:57

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:​ 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:35

Hello Bipul and welcome to FPN. 


I'm also in the process of having a Sheaffer PFM Snorkel (circa 1983) repaired: lots of advice received from various pen forums; many point to:



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 16:05

Welcome ! 


While lever-fill pens are simple to restore, other systems are not for beginners, who desire NOT to break a valued pen. 

I opt not to restore any of my vintage pens, rather have them restored by more experienced technicians.  As a result,

I have a full collection of working fountain pens, and none has been broken.  I don't consider the work to be particularly


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