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#1 shawnee

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:18

Any Pilot fans want to help this newbie out and ID this pen? Ive found other images of it online, but cant find a name. Also, is there a way to take it apart to clean it? Ive soaked it several times now in the ammonia/water solution and Im still getting starts and stops (see writing sample). It was seriously filthy.

If I cant clean it myself, who are our Pilot specialists in the US? It doesnt need a grind so it doesnt seem to make sense to send it off to Mike Masuyama.

I actually like it a lot when it wants to write. Super flexy.

Thoughts?

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:29

I meant to post these as well...

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#3 liubrian

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 14:01

A picture of the rear of the section would help, but with this design you generally need to approach the nib from behind.  The part where the cartridge attaches should unscrew - on some pens you can do this with your fingers (and a bit of heating/soaking), but on others the part is deeply set within the section and you need to make a tool to unscrew.  See if this link gives you an idea of what has to be done: http://www.tomattara...t-short-pen-ii/



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 14:43

Yeah, sorry about that. I took the pics at 10pm last night in the dark. Here are some better ones and low and behold, I found a number that quite honestly I did not know existed on the pen until now.

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#5 rutherfordr

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 14:47

Here's a good resource for decoding the date codes on Pilot pens:

 

https://estilofilos....iii-pilots.html

 

According to this, the code "JP 22" means that the pen was made on April 22, 1969 at Pilot's Tokyo plant.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 14:53

A picture of the rear of the section would help, but with this design you generally need to approach the nib from behind.  The part where the cartridge attaches should unscrew - on some pens you can do this with your fingers (and a bit of heating/soaking), but on others the part is deeply set within the section and you need to make a tool to unscrew.  See if this link gives you an idea of what has to be done: http://www.tomattara...t-short-pen-ii/

 

Having read that article, I feel like this may not be a pen that I will be disassembling myself. Yikes. Maybe I'll send it off to Mike after all. I hadn't see the tine spread up close until I used the macro lens. I'm sort of tired of these vintage pens which I then have to send off to Mike, but that's on me for buying them in the first place.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 13:49

I'm sort of tired of these vintage pens which I then have to send off to Mike, but that's on me for buying them in the first place.

 

I hear you -- I dipped my toes in to the vintage pen waters a few years ago, and discovered that I didn't really like all the work that needs to go into them. Haven't gone back since then.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 14:05

If it's cartridge pen, you may try to unscrew feed retainer. Then push feed and nib out from section end.





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