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  1. majolo

    Old Safari Barrel Misalignment

    I have an older (stamped W. Germany, so must be about 25 years at least) charcoal Lamy Safari and the barrel slightly over-rotates so the nib doesn't align with the flats on the barrel, and the ink window doesn't align with the cutouts on the "shroud" where the converter/cartridge plug in. Below is a picture compared with a new neon lime green safari. My guess is that the o-ring has compressed a little over the decades. Has anyone noticed this happening on other older Safaris? It's not a big deal except that it does make half the ink window unusable.
  2. stephanos

    Nib Realignment: In Praise Of Diy

    I'd like to share my experience of adjusting a modern Pelikan nib myself. Ages ago, I bought myself a pen that had been on my list for a long time: a black/rhodium Pelikan M1005. It was a disaster! I had hard starts, mid-sentence skipping, couldn't write a frustration-free sentence. The QC problems in modern Pelikans are well-documented; in my case, the tines on the 'Fine' nib came misaligned. Under a powerful loupe, I saw that the tines made a kind of V shape at the tip where they should fit beautifully together. I got the pen just before I went on a big trip, so I didn't have time to have
  3. Hi, I have a Platinum 3776 Century Chartres Blue with 14k medium nib. It writes nicely but upon inspection with a loupe I noticed that the tines are misaligned (see attached photo). When I took the nib and feed apart for cleaning I checked the tines again and the tines are well aligned if the nib is removed from the feed (sorry - the image is a little blurry). Looking at the feed one can see that there are small bumps in the plastic. I believe this causes the one tine to be raised compared to the other. Does anyone have a suggestion how to fix this problem? Maybe I can use a file to remove

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