I wonder if this should be here, but now the pen is more Chinese than Japanese, so here goes:
Paili 013 nib, Wing Sung 3001 Section and Pilot Metropolitan Body
I've been using my Pilot Metropolitan (actually MR, the European version) for a while. Recently, I realized it started to leak ink to my finger while writing. After a little bit inspection. I realized the section was cracked. I re-purposed the Pilot nib to my other Chinese pens as a mean to upgrade back then. Then either from here or FPN, I read that Pilot 78g and Pilot metro sections are interchangable. However, nowadays the 78g (and even the Chinese genuine ones) are more expensive than the Pilot Metropolitan itself.
Then I got an idea:
I decided to get Wing Sung 3001 (cheapest 78g clone that I could find, $1.5ish for a pen). I replaced, but it was not good in the first place (yup, I have another Pilot MR, too). I also didn't like the golden color.
I used metal polish to convert that colden collar's color to silver, and it sort of worked. Also, trying harder the screws made it fit into the pen properly.
One thing remained for me to fix. The nib. EF was too fine for my taste.
I had a dead Paili 013 / Wing Sung 3013 lying around, and the nib was there to be salvaged.
I merged them all, and here's the result. For only $1.5, I quite like the outcome.
Edited by Ardakilic, 23 June 2020 - 19:37.