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Dropped Pen. Stuck Nib



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Hello out there.

I'm fairly new to fountain pens and I'm enjoying them a lot. I have a cheap fountain pen that I got a gift shop in Schloß Schönbrunn in Vienna. It doesn't seem to have a brand name and it has a Iridium Point Germany nib.

Anyways, I dropped this pen onto the floor. When I uncapped it to check for damage, the nib was separated from the pen and stuck in the cap. I've taken it out and tried again a couple times but it seems to get stuck every time.

What should I do? Is there a easy solution to this? Or should I somehow replace the nib?

Thank You very much,

Danny

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A picture would probably help. But what could have happened is the inner cap coming loose on the pen and now catching on to the nib because it's too low in the cap. Or your nib has been damaged so it doesn't really hold in the pen well. Or you're not placing the nib in the pen correctly.

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Hi, With most fountain pens, the nib fits in the pen's finger grip 'section' on top of the feed part, they usually have to be fitted together.

So if your nib has fallen out, you will need to take out the feed part first, then put the nib in it's correct place on the feed, then push both together back into the pen.

The nib on many pens is about 3mm forward of the feed's front edge.

If the nib falls out constantly, it might be because there is a split or break in the grip section.

(If you can provide a photo it would help.)

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The inner cap has probably caught on the nib, or the section has become weakened by the fall and can't secure the nib properly. IPG nibs vary quite a lot but I'm guessing it would be a standard size nib i.e. #6 nib, which means that you can quite easily find one that is similar, if not much better.

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As you can see. the nib is detached with only the feed on the pen at the moment. The nib is stuck inside the cap along with a ring that seems to hold it in place.

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DannyC-

 

Welcome to FPN :W2FPN:

I'm with Mike59 on this one. I think when you dropped it the nib slipped out of place and is catching on the inner cap. Pull out the section (ribbed piece), then lay the nib on top of it , hold it between your thumb and first finger and work it back into the section by pushing pretty straight. Try not to rock it too much. If it gets too tight befor it looks like it's in good, use a hairdryer to GENTLY warm it some and try to push in to where it looks like it was before.

 

Good luck!

 

Clayton

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It looks like the trim ring has broken away from the rest of the gripping section, this ring is likely what secures the cap and now that it's broken away is staying inside the cap and holding the nib within it. You will need to remove the ring again and inspect it closely to check how it's been damaged and whether it's possible to reattach it. Studying your photos I suspect the the end of the plastic section has sheared off and repair is unlikely, on the other hand the ring might just have slipped off the plastic section and you could just glue it back into place but I'm pretty sure I can see plastic inside the trim ring. Can you remove it and show a photo of the nib & trim ring?

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That metal ring which has sheered off is what keeps the cap in place. The nib wings are too wide to fit through it so it just gets pulled from the feed. If the metal ring has just come off the plastic, then I'd glue it very carefully as to not get any glue on the nib or feed. If the plastic has sheered off, it's pretty much narfed.

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