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Inlaid V Nib Sheaffer Fountain Pens That Take Converters (Squeeze Filler Or Modern Twisty)

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#1 Axe7man

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 22:55

Hi all,

I have been getting into vintage Sheaffers lately and I am really enjoying the inlaid 'V' nib. However, a problem I have found is that some of these inlaid 'V' nibbed pens are cartridge only pens.

Would somebody kindly list the pens with inlaid 'V' nibs that can also take converters. I just prefer converters over cartridges.

I have been told that the Sheaffer 330 Quasi Imperial takes converters and that's a start! But I would like to know any others.

What about the mighty Targa, or PFM or do any other Imperials take converters?

However, if anybody has a favourite Sheaffer that does not have a inlaid 'V' nib, but can take converters, please do mention!

Thanks all, any help is appreciated!

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#2 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 00:31

The PFM is a Touchdown filler. It takes neither cartridges nor converters. I don't see why a regular (not slim) Targa wouldn't take a converter, though.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:16

I'd have thought Targa or newer would be the types with inlaid nibs taking c/c.

I know it's not vintage, but is not very easy to get hold of, there's the Valor. My wife loves hers. She also has an Ingenuity, but I have never been able to work out if it can take a c/c. My wife never uses that one, not wanting to damage the finish so is unsure how to refill it.

 

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#4 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 14:09

The Legacy comes with a removable semi-touchdown filler, but it can also take carts. I'm not sure about a cpnverter, but as the included 'touchdown' draws ink from a bottle, this should work.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 20:30

The only Sheaffer pens I have that did not come with a converter are either a 70s period "School Cartridge" pen, or 50s era Touchdown and Snorkel models.

 

The Imperial 440, Targa, Intrigue (note: special converter for the Intrigue), Legacy Heritage (Kings Gold), Legacy II Traditional (will take regular converters, but came with a touchdown converter [metal shell with air vent covering a sac]) ALL take Sheaffer converters and cartridges. (Note: those are just the Inlaid nib models I have; I also have a few Triumph nib pens, and open nib Balance II and Connaisseur/Levenger-Seas). The 70s era push-button converter is just about the size of a cartridge and might even fit the "school" pen. The old squeeze converter would be the second most common, being just over cartridge length. Screw piston converters might have a shaft too long for some short barrels.



#6 AL01

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 00:19

 The Legacy Heritage would be up your alley.

 

 I have used them before...

 

 And booooy don' I wan' one...

 

 I hope you'll get one, (it should come with a converter too), on my behalf.

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:59

Thank you all for your responses, much appreciated!

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:06

Also, thank you BaronW for the list, I shall try and hunt down the models mentioned.

Yes, I also have found that the modern twist converter is too long for some barrels, shame really.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:10

 The Legacy Heritage would be up your alley.
 
 I have used them before...
 
 And booooy don' I wan' one...
 
 I hope you'll get one, (it should come with a converter too), on my behalf.
 
  :lol:


Thanks AL, I hope you get one too! I think I'll be putting a Targa (any finish) or a Legacy Heritage at the top of my list!

#10 AL01

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:21

 The Targas are excellent pens too.

 

 They do tend to be a wee bit more fragile than the Legacies, so do keep that in mind...

 

 ... But don't freak out over this perceived issue, 'cause they are still robust pens.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 19:24

There is even a special converter for the slim Targa. It is hard to find, but does exist. The slim Targas also require a special cartridge (slim).



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 03:12

 You can use and refill Waterman Short cartridges in these pens.

 

 (No leaks. I have used them in 3 TRZs.)








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