Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Recommended Posts

Hello Everybody I have recently gotten a Pilot MR (The European Version) and Its a great pen, however, I cannot seem to be able to find a converter for it only accepts standard international converters. I have read that I could use a Pelikan Standard International Converter however I also read that it fits very loosely into the pen. Are there any converters t​hat actually fit into this pen? Please help me and thanks for reading

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 18
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Poincadi

    5

  • TSherbs

    3

  • Panos_S

    2

  • eharriett

    2

FOUR X FOUR

The Pilot Con 50 will fit. The only thing that concerns me is you said, "European version" all pilot Metros purchased in the US will take the Pilot con 50. I'm just wondering if there is something different about a Euro version and a US version.😀

Link to post
Share on other sites

A quick Google search comparing Pilot Metropolitan and Pilot MR indicates that they look the same but the Metropolitan takes proprietary Pilot cartridges and converters and the MR uses standard international cartridges and converters. That said, you should be able to use a converter such as the Schmidt K5 available from places like Goulet or Jetpens for around $5 US.

Link to post
Share on other sites
ManofKent

The Schmidt K5 converter works fine on the euro version of the MR/Metropolitan, as does my Beaufort (probably rebadged Schmidt).

Link to post
Share on other sites
eharriett

I have the Euro MR version. I haven't come across any standard internationals that do not fit it. I use whatever the $5 Goulet converters are, usually, or the one that came with the MR.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The waterman converter also works fine in the MR version.

Have you tried it? I've heard they don't work well though

Link to post
Share on other sites
effandpee

The MRs do notionally take standard international converters, but I agree they are a very tight fit. Converters from my Jinhaos (x750 and 159) work on though.

Link to post
Share on other sites
eharriett

How do I purchase one of these Euro MR versions from the US?

I got mine from an FPN user who was selling his. He is from Holland. Was probably a one shot. Before that, I was about ready to get from either Amazon.co.uk (be careful of 3rd party sellers who had US versions) or Purepens.co.uk, who is a bit more pricey but guaranteed to have what I wanted.

 

Hit up good old ebay

From experience on these particular pens, I would be careful. There tends to be more people selling US versions of those pens than Euro versions. I even went to ebay.co.uk, thinking it would be safer. It was not. Even asking the seller questions gave responses that were too vague for my comfort level.

 

If you are willing to spend the money, I would definitely look at purepens, if you want to make completely sure you get what you want (and while there, take a look at some of their Noodlers exclusives). I'd also say: the Euro version is totally worth it, especially if you, like me, want to use that pen with cartridges. I think Pilot's inks are terrible (offense not intended to anyone), and at least with this pen, I have choices.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The waterman converter also works fine in the MR version.

 

Have you tried it? I've heard they don't work well though

 

 

Yes , i use one in my MR.

 

It works fine !

Link to post
Share on other sites

You might also be able to get the MR by ordering from The Writing Desk, as well as purepens.

 

It's definitely on cultpens as well: that's where I got mine from.

Link to post
Share on other sites

.....

 

If you are willing to spend the money, I would definitely look at purepens, if you want to make completely sure you get what you want (and while there, take a look at some of their Noodlers exclusives). I'd also say: the Euro version is totally worth it, especially if you, like me, want to use that pen with cartridges. I think Pilot's inks are terrible (offense not intended to anyone), and at least with this pen, I have choices.

Exactly the reasons I have. Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the feedback everyone I have decided to order jinhao converters from ebay for 1$

Link to post
Share on other sites

Jinhao international converters are sometimes of very poor quality (easily get cracks). You could buy Picasso converter instead (ebay), it is slightly more expensive but really very good. Fits my MR perfectly well.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37659
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30450
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25570
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • halffriedchicken
      Not sure if this has been suggested already but would a setting for localized regions or chapters in FPN be helpful? I don't know if there is a way to find local FPN members who would be nearby. I don't know if we want to be discoverable but a setting to know how many members are in 25, 50, or a 100 miles of each other might be helpful. We can create a regions specific network like Craigslist where people could use that to connect with nearby members, conduct in person sales, arrange FPN meetups
    • Daneaxe
      Hi again all, I forgot to tell y'all that I made the post about Sweden ink PIF. Most have probably found it long ago, but here's a link, anyway:      
    • Ayami_109
      I read your blog post and all the replies with much interest. I'm a FP user in Australia. Been part of this forum for years but rarely post. I did come across your ink sharing thread and considered participation. For me it's not lack of interest but lack of time to play around with FP and inks. I'd feel bad to put my hand up for the box and just have it sit until gosh knows when...   I also think that the FP community in Australia is smaller, and I wonder how many in the community are
    • A Smug Dill
      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
    • LizEF
      If one wanted to do this, one could just use the "About Me" field which appears to be unlimited in size.  And if a bunch of people wanted to cooperate, the Member Title field (or signature) could be used to this end - "Ink Giver" (or some such) could be used by those with inks to give...  No software edits required.
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 7 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 7 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 7 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 7 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 7 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Aashish Bagdi
      Aashish Bagdi
      (23 years old)
    2. AllieFromDevon
      AllieFromDevon
    3. aneed
      aneed
      (38 years old)
    4. bostonthiparty
      bostonthiparty
      (32 years old)
    5. cambises
      cambises
      (55 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...