I seem to be having terrible luck lately with section damage.
I have a 1930s lever filler Oversized Balance in red veined gray. it's a family piece, and the barrel/cap are perfect. I had Ron Zorn restore it ~6 years ago, and have carefully and sporadically used it over the years-always with "gentle" inks like Waterman Blue.
In any case, I inked it the other day and found ink on my fingers every time I picked it up to write with it. I spent a lot of time looking it over, wiping it down and cleaning it, and so forth, and finally noticed a crack in the section. It extends from the nib end of the section and probably about 1/4" up.
In reading some old discussions here, there's some talk of plastic welding sections together with solvent, but ultimately suggestions that they should be replaced.
How feasible is this? I'm guessing that sections need to come from parts pens, and I'm guessing there may not be a huge surplus of oversized sections.
Am I best just to leave this one be and retire it completely, or is is there a reasonably possibility of having it repaired? I care enough about this pen that I'm certainly open to paying whatever it takes-within reason-to fix it properly.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?