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M800 Leaking At Top Of Barrel

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#1 jameswatts

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 01:14

I recently inked up my red barreled M800, and noticed that after a few moments of writing ink stains on my fingers. I thought I hadn’t cleaned the threads after the filling, so after going over the threads again I  used the pen for a while, and the ink reappeared on my hands. 
 

as near as I can tell, the pen is leaking where the barrel meets the section, below the cap threads. The pen has not been mistreated or exposed to extremes of heat or cold. 
 

Anyone else experienced this?  Thanks



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#2 Tweel

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 07:47

A separation of the section and barrel seems to happen occasionally to Pelikans, unfortunately (sorry about your pen!).  I had the section of a new M320 fall off entirely while in transit from the seller to myself.


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#3 jameswatts

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 15:27

I'm wondering if it is worth sending it to be repaired, or if it is beyond repair.



#4 TitoThePencilPimp

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 16:43

My nib from m800 Stressman loosens from writing. Is this something to be concerned about?



#5 carlos.q

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 17:03

I'm wondering if it is worth sending it to be repaired, or if it is beyond repair.

Yes it is worth it. There is another thread about this issue and IIRC Ron Zorn repairs this problem. 



#6 Ron Z

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 17:08

It is worth it.  A replacement barrel is something like $250.  Red barrels are no longer available.  I charge $75 for the repair plus return shipping. Contact back channel, by email please, not PM. 

 

I like your avatar BTW.  I have pictures of our silver tabby (torby, or Egyptian Mau mix) in that pose on her perch in the sunspot on the mantel.


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#7 carlos.q

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 17:09

My nib from m800 Stressman loosens from writing. Is this something to be concerned about?

This should not happen. If what loosens is the whole nib unit you just have to screw it into the body a wee bit tighter. If the nib loosens from the nib unit that is a much bigger problem. 







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