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#1 Engelbrecht

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 19:42

Hi everyone. This is my first posting, but I'll introduce myself properly another time!
 
For the moment, I've just seen this advert on ebay for the PenBBS 349. I've checked the forum and I can't find any mention of it.

 

Looks like it's using the familiar acrylics, but in a shape a bit like the forthcoming Wing Sung 626.

 

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#2 dcwaites

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 03:24

Pretty much the same as the 308, but with slightly different shape.

 

308 if you want something that looks like a Sailor

349 if you want something that looks like a Sheaffer Balance.

 

Both seem to have the same thing that larger nibs will hit against the inside of the cap, which makes swapping nibs a bit iffy.


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#3 Mech-for-i

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:39

the 349 use metal fitting in the interim coupler and the 308 is all acrylic so if ED conversion is asked for , stay wit the 308



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 18:52

All the cool colors, etc., are sold out...not surprised.

#5 TruthPil

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:21

Both seem to have the same thing that larger nibs will hit against the inside of the cap, which makes swapping nibs a bit iffy.


Can anyone confirm this? Although the cap is the same length for both pens, the 349 is longer. I wonder if that means more headroom in the cap.

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#6 TruthPil

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 13:37

Can anyone confirm this? Although the cap is the same length for both pens, the 349 is longer. I wonder if that means more headroom in the cap.

 

Looking at Chrisrap52's excellent review of the 349 (), he shows that the 349 has a flat screw inside the cap, not​ the screw with a ring around it which was causing the nib bumping issue on the 308. The lack of that inner ring makes me pretty sure that you won't have the nib bumping issue with the 349. 


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