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I was wondering if Jinhao 159 owners could answer a rather niche question for me.

 

The pen seems to have a faux blind cap at the end of the pen: can this be removed? I understand that it almost certainly isn't meant to (since it's a cartridge/converter), but if you exert a bit of pressure on it, is it possible to get it off?

 

Or is the barrel all one piece, with the silver ring added to it?

 

Thanks.

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I have put some pressure on the cap and it doesnt move, but nor do I think the barrel is one piece.

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This was the first thing I did when I got the pen. It looked really fragile on my pen so with very little effort it was off. For some days it was modified to function as a piston like movement (I connected the end of my converter to this part) but it was frustrating and I glued it back.

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Thanks, both of you, for responding. Dompred did you have to turn it a particular direction to remove it?

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Thanks, both of you, for responding. Dompred did you have to turn it a particular direction to remove it?

 

No, it doesn't screw in place in my pen. I just pulled it, the glue was weak and it came off.

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