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#1 mke

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:57

I have a Sheaffer NoNonsense ballpen and would like to make a fountain pen out of it.

 

1. Is this possible?

2. If yes, does anybody of you has an unused feed unit - best would be F or M?

3. Sellers at Amazon.co.jp want 80-100 USD for 5-10 Sheaffer cartridges, imagine. Anybody of you has some empty cartridges to give away?

 

2./3. Please tell me the cost, including sending to Japan. I could pay by PayPal. Thanks



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 13:24

You can convert the RB/BP into a fountain pen by removing the section, and the spring in the barrel, and inserting a nib unit.  The nibs from the earlier NN pens, or a Connaisseur or Balance II nib will work.  A standard Sheaffer converter will fit in the pen.  Piston converters are about $10, the earlier squeeze converters are now going for $20-$25 because they are the only ones that fit into some pens.


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#3 mke

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:43

Thanks Ron.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 20:49

mke:

 

I suggest every so often you do a search for "Sheaffer ink cartridges" on Ebay. There is usually a deal for 30 or more for under $30.  Pen Hero sells them for a little over a dollar each in various forms. Here are a couple I found.

 

Old, needs water added after opening: https://www.ebay.com...GsAAOSwgYVZ09yY

 

New Slovenian production: https://www.ebay.com...daFchV#shpCntId

 

Usually but not always the new ones come from China or Indian sellers.  This one is in the US.

 

I got one of those 30 packs and have not finished it yet.  I also get converters and replace the sacs. A number of the converters have gone bad, maybe 30% of what I have found in pens.  They are #16 sacs.

 

Have fun!

 

Jon the Eclectic Penner



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 13:30

Thanks Jon.

I will get some empty cartridges from someone here in Japan which I will fill with bottle ink.



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 13:40

If anybody ever hears about sets of NoNonsense for sale. I would be happy to hear about it.

http://www.fountainp...-nonsense-pens/

I would have bought this set immediately.



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 14:11

Or - if you are selling NoNonsense pens for a reasonable amount, contact me. Thanks.



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Posted 03 December 2017 - 23:40

Did you see this: http://www.fountainp...nse-collection/

 

 

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#9 mke

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:13

Thanks Greg. I didn't but now I have heart-ache - so many colors.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 02:08

These are pretty and pretty good pens.  I usually use them with italic nibs for fun.  You can resac the converters with silicone sacs.  There are full sized converters, slim converters and push button sac converters that I know of.  I have a couple of spare FP sections for these, maybe I'll convert a RB.  If I live long enough.  I am starting to have my interest rekindled by these projects.


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