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New member here.


Looking for help to repair my Grandfather's Sheaffer's LifeTime fountain pen.


Have nib and (broken) engraved barrel plus reservoir spring. Need nib holder/body and refill lever. I found a supplier for the ink sacs on eBay. I intend to preserve (glue) the barrel because of the engraving.




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Thank you for the welcome. I have been collecting fountain pens for 60 years. I have a small collection, perhaps 30 pens. An eBay seller in the U.K. told me about you just a couple of days ago.Glad to be here and looking forward to many "conversations".

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What is the inside diameter of the barrel? I might have a section that would fit.

The inside diameter of the barrel looks like 10.2 mm (0.402 inches).

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Welcome !


Certainly you recognize that your grandfather's pen has suffered extensive damage.

Replacement parts, rather than repair, might be the better route to achieving a working



What other fountain pens do you have in your collection ?


Best of luck.


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Hi and welcome! :vbg: Please feel free to ask us anything.

Sorry about your pen :( I hope you can find a way to repair it.

Anywho, welcome! Have fun.

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Hello Donald and welcome to FPN.


Ehh, that is some major damage. I am not a repairperson, but I doubt that barrel will be repairable into functional integrity. Of course you could put it together for display functions.


If the nib is OK, you could perhaps better search for a nibless pen.


Anyway, the Repair Q&A forum will be able to give you more detailed information.



Enjoy the forum






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Hello Donald and welcome from Montana, the last best place. D.ick is certainly right, you will get great advice in the repair q&a forum. It may make sense to find a professional repairman, of which you will find many here, rather than undertake the repairs yourself.


It will make a wonderful family keepsake for generations to come. Enjoy the forums.

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