Greeting to everyone. This is my first post since taking up the hobby of collecting and using fountain pens.
Recently, I acquired a pen at a local pen club meeting from an attendee and am unable to put it into use.
Then pen in question is a Pilot 912 Custom Heritage.
It has an “SF” nib.
I have tried several inks and am getting the same result every time.
Upon filling the pen, it works excellent until about 10-15 words are written, then goes dry and dies at the first letters in words sometimes continuing a few letters then back to dry. Using more pressure I get “railroad lines” and more ink low issues.
Today while cleaning after trying another type of ink, I pulled very softly on the nib and the nib and feed Slid out.
I have no idea how the feeder piece should be aligned to the part with two visible “teeth”.
Something I do notice is that it takes very little pressure to put the nib and feed piece back in. Also it seams it is so loose it may rotate when writing.
Inks I have tested in the 912 include: Herbin Pearl noire, Diamine Syrah, Namiki Blue, and a few others.
I just bought a new Pilot 743 and it is on the way. I really hope it is without issues.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!
Edited by RMFPen, 13 November 2019 - 02:11.