Posted 10 August 2018 - 18:32
I dont think it should be too difficult to find a matching, period correct spare barrel.
Just to let you know: I have such barrel in my parts box but it has a few issues:
- it is used and shows a few marks (= needs a good polish)
- the grey ink window is not completely clear anymore and shows a few scratches
- there is at least one internal crack/crazing/scratch inside the ink window but it appears to be internally only as you are not able to feel from the outside at all.
I have not tested this barrel and it is not for someome looking for an visually perfect pen but might be suitable to complete a functional pen.
Let me know in case you are interested.
Cheers from Germany :-)
I'll definitely look into having a third party repair the pen -- good idea, thanks!
It's not a visually perfect pen, and your barrel sounds like it would work, but I have zero idea how to replace it, so I wouldn't want to attempt it myself. Plus, the piston seems just about glued shut. It screws out about one turn (about a millimeter) and stops. Thus, the source of the cracks, no doubt.
I got a pretty decent deal on the pen -- about $170, and I was ready for it to have some issues, so I'm still feeling OK about the purchase.
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