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Sheaffer Touchdown Tm - Blued Internal Parts


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#1 Ray-Vigo

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 14:20

Anyone have any information on the use of blued internal parts in a Touchdown TM? I recently repaired one that had a sac protector with gun blued finish. Any relationship to need for materials during the Korean War, or is this just something Sheaffer was doing on some of the pens?



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#2 Ron Z

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 15:03

I think it was something done for a while.  Some have it, some don't, and the number of pens with the black sac guards (TM only BTW) is realatively small.   I doubt that we'll ever find out why they used them now that the service center is closed.


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