I just purchased a Repeater in mint condition with the box and instruction sheet. It was sold as damaged, and after I received it, I noticed that someone had tried to load a square-four into it, probably from the front. I pulled the square lead out, and as it still had some original leads in it (shaky shake ), found that it works just fine .
It's a beautiful pencil!
I have a question however. It takes the red top leads, but they come in different lengths. Does it matter which one I use?