I recently heard of resin shrinkage from barrel/caps of Parker duofold mandarin editions.
In Korea, some 'NOS' Mandarins were sold for 2/3 prices in the second market.
I've heard of cap shrinkage from old style pelikan m800 because they were resin too. Therefore Mandarin would be no different.
What I recently learned is that this happens more in Mandarin than other duofolds.
Not only 1995 limited edition Mandarin, Cloisonne started to shrink too(I didn't see Cloisonne shrinking in my eyes, but I heard from my FP community). It has been more than ten years from the release of Cloisonne, so their resins are just in time to shrink...
To some, this may not be an issue, rather they would think me ridiculous for spreading some bad issues of Mandarin.
But to some, this is a serious problem.
Many ebay sellers sold Mandarin, and they do not even consider this an issue.
If this only happens to the caps, you can call it a 'vintage look'.
If it happens to the barrels, well,, this is not just 'so what? my mandarin is still beautiful in my eyes, you are just spreading rumors and being awkward'.
The reason why I'm writing here is because I haven't seen English FP community discussing about barrel/cap shrinkage problem on limited Mandarin. (I saw this kind of talk on vintage Madnarin)
Any of your experience or ideas?