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  1. I have a question for the nib-tinkerers amongst us: can one fit a Bock Type 380 (i.e. a Bock #8 size) nib onto a Pelikan M1000, and/or vice-versa? If so, does one exchange just the nib, or both the nib and feed? Why am I asking? I found a Pelikan M1000 quite very cheaply some time ago. Alas, although the beautiful 3OB nib looks perfectly OK, it is very temperamental in practice (much more so than other obliques I’ve used). So I want to find an alternative. I know I could buy a whole new M1000 nib, but that would cost several times more than I paid for the pen. So I was wondering whether I could simply get a Bock Number 8 nib instead and fit that. Any ideas? OR are there any other nibs I could use? (For interest, the tines on the 3OB nib may be damaged in some way, as if the metal had been stressed. Yes, I know that the nib on the M1000 is quite springy; that’s not what I mean. The result is that although the pen will write, it does not do so reliably, though some inks are less bad than others. There is nothing wrong with the feed itself; I’ve checked. Over time I'll want to have someone look at the nib, but in the meantime I want to use the pen...)
  2. truthpil

    Pens That Take Jowo #5 Nibs

    Greetings All, I've been searching a while and can't find a list of pens that take JoWo #5 nibs. If you could say which pens you have successfully put these nibs in without any adjustments or violence to the pen or nib, I believe many on here would be very appreciative. Plenty has been said about #6 nibs, but not so much on #5s. Note: I'm specifically referring to #5 nibs made by JoWo alone and just the nibs themselves, not feeds or housings. I also mean nib-pen combinations that have actually been tried successfully, not theoretical possibilities based on measurements (I've found that nib thickness and other variants have been the undoing of many alleged claims to swappability). Thanks for your help!
  3. I would very much appreciate knowing if the barrel of my Parker Duofold Rollerball is compatible with the section of a Parker Duofold Fountain Pen. I'd like to save some money, if I could, by using the barrel of my rollerball as the host for the section of a fountain pen. Also, is the telltale sign of the difference between the Centennial Duofold and the International Duofold the decal on the top of the cap? You know, a banner with the word Duofold inside the banner, or a circle with a "daisy" inside the circle and the words "Parker" and "Duofold" outside the daisy. Now that I think of it, maybe I should Google a few relevant words and maybe the internet will provide me with some answers. Until I do, however, I'd appreciate some answers from you Parker fans (fanatics?). Thank you in advance! Don, ccvinylman





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