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Swapping Nibs (And Feeds) Between Pilot Custom 74 & 91

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#1 2or3things

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 19:34

Hello all,

I decided to swap the Medium nib from Custom 74 & the Fine-medium (FM) nib from Custom Heritage 91. This has been discussed at length before, as many Pilot models use the same size #5 gold nibs. My question is whether the feeds should stay with their original grip sections or go with the original nibs.

I understand that in theory the feeds should be identical (and they do look identical), but they do feel a little different when mated to the other nibs & grip sections. Is it possible to generalize on what would be the best approach? Are feeds & grip sections individually mated or are feeds and nibs or does it all depend?

Thank you



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#2 Driften

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 21:12

I don't think it really matters. I have swapped between Pilot 74,91,92. Actually if you want you can just moved the section between the 74 and 91. Those two pens are a bit mix and match. The 92 is piston filling and I think when I moved the nib from my 91 to my 92 I kept the feeds paired to the nib but not sure. I might have just moved the gold nib.

 

Try it and if you develop a leak in the section then do it the other way keeping the feed mated to the section. 



#3 jekostas

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 21:30

Hello all,

I decided to swap the Medium nib from Custom 74 & the Fine-medium (FM) nib from Custom Heritage 91. This has been discussed at length before, as many Pilot models use the same size #5 gold nibs. My question is whether the feeds should stay with their original grip sections or go with the original nibs.

I understand that in theory the feeds should be identical (and they do look identical), but they do feel a little different when mated to the other nibs & grip sections. Is it possible to generalize on what would be the best approach? Are feeds & grip sections individually mated or are feeds and nibs or does it all depend?

Thank you

 

It doesn't matter, the nibs and feeds are 100% identical besides the plating on the nib.


Edited by jekostas, 20 October 2017 - 21:32.




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