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  1. Hello, I'm looking for a replacement nib for my Sheaffer Targa 1003 (full size) gold finish. I imagine these are pretty hard to find but I thought I'd see if anyone at fpn has one, or knows where I might find one. My ideal nib would be NOS medium, but I would be happy with lightly used.
  2. orangejuiceguy

    A Useful Tool!

    while i do not(yet) repair pens myself, i have something that may be useful when adjusting nib tines. The Eye Clops microscope is a handheld digital microscope, and does 100x, 200x, and 400x magnification. it has lights built in to light up the object, a screen showing the magnified object, and can take picture or video, if need be you need to post it somewhere. downside is, im not sure how practical it is, and you dont really need the 200x and 400x for obvious reasons. another downside is the need to hold the pen and the microscope, unless you can figure out a mount for the scope and pen, because its a bit tricky to adjust the pen correctly to the microscope at such high magnifications. a pen mount is optional but will free up both hands and keep you from having to adjust it to keep it a sharp image. i would post samples but im having quite a time finding the usb that plugs into the top...
  3. Hello All, I have recently purchased a Waterman 52 1/2V fountain pen with a flexible nib and have restored it to good condition. However, I find the flow to the nib to much too wet. Both the hairlines and the broad lines pool with ink, and sometimes the broad lines will be nearly black when using my diamine midnight ink. The pen is practically incapable of writing on cheap paper due to excessive feathering. Is there a way to reduce the flow? I am sorry if there were other resources with this information, but I could only find information relating to reducing the ink flow to a firm nib, which included adjusting the tine gap. Obviously, this would not prove very effective when the tines flex. Also, another minor question. I have aligned the tines on the nib when the nib is off the pen, but when placed into the section with the feed, the feed pushes unevenly on one tine, slightly misaligning it. It still writes, as the issue is small, but will I need to sand the feed down to be more even if I want this problem alleviated? Thanks for the help, Allan
  4. 22johnny22

    Parker Moderne

    I would really appreciate some advice I have a pen for sale on ebay that I have made some presumptions about based on an internet search and hope not to mislead in the advert but on the other hand dont want to sell myself short. the pen has a 14k nib says Parker Moderne made in canada on the side and has a cap at the base which unscrews, there is though nothing under the cap and I believe there should be a plug or something similar (no idea on terminology!) I am slightly confused as to whether this is a depression/ thrift pen or not. Is it correct some were made in Canada and some in the USA? any advise would be most welcome regards 22johnny22
  5. 22johnny22

    Sheaffer White Dot - 14K Nib Value

    I was hoping for some help (and I am not honestly using this to plug something I am selling on ebay!) I have an electoplated gold sheaffer white dot fountain pen with a 14k gold nib and have put it up for sale with no reserve. I fully understand that the scrapping of nibs is not condoned on FPN and I fully support this. On this basis I genuinly dont want anyone else to do it so what should the reserve have been set at. I will strongly consider buying it myself to prevent it going for nothing, so to speak. any advise would be most welcome regards 22johnny22
  6. Turnpike

    Smashed Pilot!

    My grandmother insisted I take my grandfather's pen. Even though, by the looks of it, it's not going to see much use at all. It's with me purely for sentimental reasons. And yet, I cannot keep hoping that some day I would be able to fix it and use. My mother has the exact same pen, but that one works wonderfully well. It's got a 14k gold nib which puts down a very fine line. I'm assuming that this model is from the 1970s. It's a Pilot of course. But I don't know which model. I was wondering if it would be possible to fix this. The nib is gone, the ink sac is all but gone, and the ink chamber comes off. But the real issue may just be the nib. I don't know the model, so can't Google the nib compatibilities. I live in New Delhi, India, so it won't be easy for me to send it abroad to a skilled nibmeister. And I don't know of any here. But it would be great if someone could tell me the model of this pen. Seeking spares would become infinitely easier. Thanks a ton! Photographs follow. Images can be disturbing. Viewer discretion recommended.

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