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#1 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:52

Does the long Moonman 80 take genuine Parker cartridges with a good, tight fit.

I have a pack of Parker Blue/Black cartridges to use up.

It is sad that while the pen is a clone of the Parker 45 it isn't an exact copy when it comes to the nib unit. It wouldn't screw all the way into my Parker 45. It's 'M' nib is broader than I like.



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#2 Mech-for-i

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:20

I wager even among Parker 45 that might varies ... I had all and several of Hero 800, Moonman 80 / 80s , and Parker 45 , and did try it before; I can interchange their nibs all of them . and yes the Moonman 80 does teak Parker Cartridge ( I had only try it with an old empty one though ) ; why not try out that Moonman 80 Mini .. probably the best alternative variant and one which Parker never offer , essentially a pocket 45.

 

That stated ; I think there is enough of a variation , all of them , that one cannot with 100% certainty saying all of them will interhchange on parts , but the C/C part I am fairly optimistic that they do fit


Edited by Mech-for-i, 20 July 2019 - 07:18.


#3 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 12:54

The ebay sellers allege that the short 80 does not take a converter.

True, or not?

You can never be sure about the accuracy of the translation when technobabble is concerned.

The short Moonman must surely take a short cartridge. The syringe-type Parker converter is the same length as the long Parker cartridge.

The Quink mini cartridges do not come in Blue/Black.

Better to buy the long version & converter & use whatever ink brand/shade is your current favourite.


Edited by Dip n Scratch, 19 July 2019 - 13:10.


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:06

I know the short one takes short parker cartridges, so I'd wager yes.

 

The short one DOES take a VERY specific converter made specially for it. It's like a buck fifty squeeze bulb converter, and it works just fine.


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#5 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 07:26

One of the things I dislike about a proprietary cartridge. The other ink makers, like <insert your favourite here> don't do their ink in them.

It's an unfortunate result of making a really close copy of a Parker pen that the user needs to have a converter or they have a really restricted choice of ink. If they don't get into refilling empty cartridges from a syringe.

Is the Moonman 80 a smooth writer? I know a genuine Parker 45 is.

I was tempted by the mini Moonman 80. But then I saw a review by TruthPil. I have a Delike Alpha & that is short enough & the mini 80 is shorter still.

I can understand that they might have intended it to fit inside a journal. I must use the Delike posted, so the mini 80 would be unusable un-posted. For me anyway.







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