A Hong Kong Ebay dealer was offering exactly Euro 1.29 (inc post) for a Wing Sung 3008 demonstrator. Ohh free stuff!!! I went for it.
Well, you get what you pay for: when it arrived it had great ink capacity and visibility, nice see-through feed but offered an awful writing experience.
The nib was slippery and on coated paper it could hardly write at all. It blocked and dried out with shimmer ink. Some work with micromesh improved the skipping but, honestly it was still pretty bad and heading for the pile of cheap pens at the back of the draw.
But ... out of curiosity I swapped the nib for an old Lamy Z50 that looked like it would fit. It did. Pull off, push on, no disassembly or skills required.
Wow, what a difference! The combination writes well on all paper, the flow is drastically improved and works with any ink. So basically it's now a piston filler Safari with huge ink capacity. The only negative is the piston knob is a bit loose.
Certainly others have tried this before but even if you aren't into part swaps you owe it to yourself to try this.
Edited by AidenMark, 10 February 2019 - 05:57.