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Parker 45 Clip Question


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#1 jb500

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:34

Hi Everyone,

 

I have an issue with the clip on my Parker 45.  The best way I can describe it is that the backside of the arrow (where it widens from the point) is rough or sharp and it frequently catches on my shirt pockets when I pull it out.  When it catches it usually rips some of the threads on my shirt pocket.

 

Does anyone know if this is a common problem with 45 clips or if there is an easy fix?  The cap reads "Made in Spain" if that matters.  I don't mind buying another cap if I need to, but I don't want to have the same problem with another clip.

 

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

 

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#2 Mr.Rene

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 02:05

Sorry to say but It does not. I have several Parker 45, USA and English made, a no issue described... :thumbup:



#3 jb500

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 02:34

Mr. Rene,

 

I appreciate the input--this makes me feel a little better about trying my chances with buying another cap if necessary.

 

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 05:10

Yeah never faced this issue with my 45s. I suggest you buy a complete new pen rather than a cap. It might cost the same.
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Posted 18 October 2020 - 08:28

You can change only the clip .



#6 jb500

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:48

Yeah never faced this issue with my 45s. I suggest you buy a complete new pen rather than a cap. It might cost the same.

hari317,

Thanks for this--I hadn't considered the cost of a replacement cap vs. the cost of another pen.

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#7 jb500

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:50

You can change only the clip .

Thanks jchch1950.  Do you know if removing the clip is easy to do?  If I can get the clip off, I may just try to file the rough spot down before replacing the clip.

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#8 jb500

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 13:06

Is it possible that the clip is simply too tight against the cap?  I may try gently lifting it away from the cap to see if that helps.

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 18:53

a. You might simply try to smooth the underside of the clip a bit with some very fine sandpaper.

b. And, if you think the clip is catching because it's too tight against the cap, just bend it out a bit.

c. Easy peasy on both counts, I should think.

 

Good luck!



#10 jb500

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 20:09

a. You might simply try to smooth the underside of the clip a bit with some very fine sandpaper.

b. And, if you think the clip is catching because it's too tight against the cap, just bend it out a bit.

c. Easy peasy on both counts, I should think.

 

Good luck!

Thanks for the suggestions, crescentfiller!  I did gently bend the clip out a bit.  I was concerned about using sandpaper because I think it would be hard to sand the clip without accidentally rubbing the cap.

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