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Loose Twist Action - Ballpoint Pen

montegrappa passione ballpoint twist mechanism loose

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#1 kyleparsons4842


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 19:05

Hello everyone,


I have a new Montegrappa Passione ballpoint that I could use some help with.  This is a twist actuated ballpoint.  When the ink cartridge is retracted, there is a bit of play in the action before there starts to be resistance.  As it wiggles, I can feel a small pop right before the cartridge starts to extend.  There is still play in the cap/rear of the pen when the ink cartridge is extended also, though not as severe.


Is this something inherent to twist ballpoints or should it be tight with no play? Is there anything I can do to tighten up the cap and remove the play? 


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Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 21:46

IMHO no, that's too much play. I used countless cheap twist action pens and none had that much play!

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