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Different Caps For Different Models?


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My first time on the MB forum, though not in FPN....Im trying to find out if a different cap can fit a beautiful old 252 with a cap which has a stress fracture.

 

I've been looking, but can't see one the same.....though have seen one which is a possibility, though a different model ( I don't know the actual model of the spare one)

 

Thanks

Alex

"As many nights endure Without a moon or star So will we endure When one is gone and far "Leonard Cohen, of blessed memory(21/09/1934-7/11/2016)

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It may be possible that one of the slip caps from the two or three digit slim pens might fit but the only way to find out is through trial and error.

 

BUT ... my experience has been that once a 25x cap cracks it continues to be useful and work without further cracking.

 

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It may be possible that one of the slip caps from the two or three digit slim pens might fit but the only way to find out is through trial and error.

 

BUT ... my experience has been that once a 25x cap cracks it continues to be useful and work without further cracking.

 

+1 for Jar's comment. I have a 252, 254 and 256 and can attest that stress cracks are an unfortunate byproduct of the way MB designed these caps, but they don't affect a pen's overall performance (which is amazing, to say the least). To keep the cracks to a minimum, I would suggest the following:

- don't post the pens (which I realize is hard to do with a 252, so if you post, do it lightly); and

- when putting the cap back on, apply fairly light pressure and avoid the temptation to jam the cap down as far as it can go.

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Many thanks for all the help....much appreciated. The pen itself was a chance find, having bought a bunch of assorted pens as a 'bundle', for very little, on the bay.

 

And honestly, I have decided that Im fond of it *with* the crack in the cap. As Leonard Cohen says, "There is a crack in everything.....that's how the light gets in". So, it's my "Leonard pen".... :)

Alex

"As many nights endure Without a moon or star So will we endure When one is gone and far "Leonard Cohen, of blessed memory(21/09/1934-7/11/2016)

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