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#1 peterg

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 17:07

I've just bought a Dollar pen and have found the J bar rotten and the lever fell into the barrel.

 

The J bar is fairly easy to deal with, but the lever? It appears to have been held in with a pin, or is it the remains of a ring? How does the lever locate into the barrel?



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#2 Chrissy

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 17:12

Have you looked in the Esterbrook Repair Index? I believe this gives all of the details of parts availability and how they work



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 23:03

Thank you, I will look closely at the slit to find the ring groove and replace the J bar with a standard J bar



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 23:52

You may find that you have to grind the sides of the channel down with the aftermarket J-bars for the lever to be held tight against the barrel.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 23:00

I am considering gluing the remains of the old J bar to the new one to provide the lever stop, Ron.

 

It was how the lever was secured that worried me most as it looked like it was held in place by a pin rather than a ring.

 

Done my first lever ring. Feeling quite pleased with myself!


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 22:19

Please do not  glue the  remain 

 

J bars are cheap  enough  , there are plenty of seller's of same at  $ 5.00 to $7.50

 

Much the same for levers

 

Get a decent parts pen and harvest the parts above.

 

Why not start  pen parts box  just for this purpose.

 

Add tools when you can

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 16:39

Thanks, I've got Frank's book (not the latest edition).

The intention was to glue the top of the old bar onto a modern J bar to provide the lever stop that isn't available on new J bars.



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:42

Thanks, I've got Frank's book (not the latest edition).
The intention was to glue the top of the old bar onto a modern J bar to provide the lever stop that isn't available on new J bars.

That isn’t worth the effort. Just don’t flip the lever past perpendicular.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:11

Thanks, I've got Frank's book (not the latest edition).

The intention was to glue the top of the old bar onto a modern J bar to provide the lever stop that isn't available on new J bars.

 

Not worth the effort and it probably won't even work.



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 11:35

You were right, it wasn't worth the effort. New sac (18) and J bar fitted. Filler lever flips over but who cares!P1010905.JPG P1010906.JPG



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 02:50

Doubtful that the original j-bar on the pen shown had a lever stop.


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