This is another recent 452 and 1/2 V acquired. It has both the factory clip plus the ring. It is in the Sheraton pattern (a bit boring, but less common).
When it arrived, the lever would only move about 1/16th of an inch. The Sac inside had seriously hardened, and prevented the lever from moving any further.
This example of the pen absolutely required the use of a hair drier to separate the section from the body. Upon inspection it was clear that last person
who had been in the pen (decades before), had got some shellac on the section/body junction. Still, it came apart without cracking anything, which was good.
It will recieve the same #16 sac I used on my other 452 1/2 V (basket weave pattern).
Edited by Addertooth, 01 July 2019 - 00:35.