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Pelikan M&k 120

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#1 ceebert

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 20:51

Ive got a Pelikan 120 OM. Dried ink everywhere, so I soaked and worked the piston. Working the nib collar, I pulled the nib and feed. I could flush out the ink that way, so I re-seated the collar - I had only gotten a healthy quarter turn anyway - and replaced the nib and feed. In some placements, the nib swims out of alignment, but now it is in a somewhat stable spot.
- I believe that this is an ebonite feed. Will setting the nib with heat steady it?
- Do I want to free the nib collar, and clean everything before I proceed, or leave it alone? I would hate to grind the feed up trying to work the collar against whatever is dried up in there.
- Is there a better way to unthread the collar?

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#2 OCArt

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 00:44

The nib collar is likely cracked.  If you have a 120 made by Pelikan, as opposed to Mertz & Krell, it is possible to find replacement collars.  I remember buying some from a shop in the UK but don't remember their name.



#3 ceebert

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 01:57

No, this is an M&K: flat bevel cap band, smooth body-to-filling knob transition, straight taper section.

I have found that Uber Pens has Type 2 collars and feeds ( and barrels and pistons):
https://www.myuberpe...are-repair.html

Thanks, I shall order one.

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 02:56

Oh good find!!  I do believe this will fix it!

No, this is an M&K: flat bevel cap band, smooth body-to-filling knob transition, straight taper section.

I have found that Uber Pens has Type 2 collars and feeds ( and barrels and pistons):
https://www.myuberpe...are-repair.html

Thanks, I shall order one.



#5 Honeybadgers

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 07:32

I lucked out, mine's collar is seized solid in there, but the nib and feed still fit in there tightly.

 

Let us know if it works. the M&K's are weird little buggers (but man they write nice)


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