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Does anyone know of a simple and reliable way to increase the forward weight of a Hero 616 Jumbo? Specifically I find the pen a little back heavy when it is posted - it's a light pen already. The balance doesn't feel quite right unposted either.

 

Many thanks.

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I own one too and I agree it's slightly unbalanced. I don't think it's possible because it's such a light pen.

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Oh, that's a pity. It would have served as a good P51 substitute. Never mind, it's not a bad pen as it is, and it does write very well.

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Don't know how to change the actual weight of pen but the following may be useful...

 

Don't post the cap.

 

Hold the pen lightly further up the barrel.

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BrandonA wrote:

 

Don't know how to change the actual weight of pen but the following may be useful...

Don't post the cap.

Hold the pen lightly further up the barrel.

 

Cryptos wrote:

 

The balance doesn't feel quite right unposted either.

 

Tried it, but thanks for the suggestion.

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There is just enough room for a slim brass sleeve to fit over the sac guard, but I suspect the would drag the CG up from where it is.

 

There is no room inside the hood to add a weight unless you were to make a replacement metal collector, taking out the white plastic one shown here: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/106590-hero-616-anatomy/?p=1050556 and replacing it with brass/bronze. That could add up to 10g to the pen weight, and it would be low down. The biggest problem would be if you don't have a metal lathe, as getting a machinist to make a one-off for you would be prohibitive.

 

Regards,

 

Richard.

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Mmm, okay. Thanks for that. Looks like too much work, and beyond my skill level. Guess I'll just have to put up with it as it is. Not too big a deal really. Just thought I'd ask.

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