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Posted 12 November 2019 - 20:51
- 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?
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.
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):
Thanks, I shall order one.
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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