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Hello all,

 

I recently acquired a wonderful Parker Duofold International with a personalized cap as shown below. This was disclosed in the listing, so I new this was something I would have to address. In reading previous posts, mostly dealing with lost medallions, I understand that the top portion of the cap is not easily removable. Does anyone have more recent experience with replacing such a part, or with obtaining a medallion to adhere over it?

 

There are a few listings on ebay, but all are military or college branded. I'm hoping to find some alternatives, or a source to replace the part. Thank you in advance.

 

Gump

 

 

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http://imgur.com/a/pE8QH

 

Apologies for not embedding, I was unable to attached the file nor embed using the traditional tags.

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To lead you in a different direction, the marking is not dissimilar to the personalisation on a barrel and can be removed by a number of expert techniques, assuming you would be happy with a smooth black finial.

 

 

The marking doesnt look too deep in your image, would that be correct?

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The top of the cap where the engraving is located is a thin insert glued in place. There are a few sizes along with the black plastic, you can find more ornate metal ones.

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Note Todd's reply. He is right about the medallion. Rich Lott has a bunch of the original Parker Medallions. The inner cap can be removed using heat to soften the white glue Parker used. Best left to someone with experience though. Replacement requires paying attention to how the clip lines up with the notch in the barrel, and how the the trim ring is aligned over the clip and clip washer.

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I inked this pen up today and thought I would update the thread. I ended up just sanding it down and buffing the finial. I need to clean it up a bit more, but it turned out ok, imo. 

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