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dick75

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I have a Lamy 2000 black fountain pen. When I open it to use, putting the cap on the top, it does not seem to hold tight. It's almost as though it's a bit airtight so the cap fits tight and so I can't turn the pen upside down. I'm going to be in Wilton, CT next week and I think the office there is closed. There was a sign when I was there 2 months ago!

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I just looked inside the cap of my Lamy 2000. In this order from the opening down, there is a silver colored ring, the ends of four brass "fingers" that go deep inside the cap and, at the bottom end, a white colored plastic or nylon "cup" that appears to be 1/2" deep or so. You might look inside yours and see if anything is out of order.

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I think you're right about the air-tightness stopping it from 'fixing' itself to the end of the pen. I give mine a slight twist as I post it, which seems to help. It obviously will mean you'll wear a mark in the top of the pen eventually, though.

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My Lamy 2000s all are "light posters" in the sense the cap stays on the end of the pen, but just. It certainly will not come off when I turn the pen upside down. The only thing that holds the cap to the end of the pen is the metal clutch fingers inside the cap. These fingers flatten out a bit over time. Also, the texture of the Makrolon smooths-out over time, which reduces the clutch fingers' purchase on the end of the pen. These changes work to reduce the overall friction holding the cap to the pen. Still, the cap stays through all but the most aggressive handling.

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