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The nib collar on my Pilot 742 is not sitting flush with the section for some reason. It definitely used to, but at some point in the recent past I noticed that it no longer was.

Has anyone else had this happen? I suspect it may be from removing and reinstalling the converter with too much force.

Does anyone know if the nib collar is friction fit or screw in? It doesn't want to move with a reasonable pressure on it, but I don't want to force it too hard in case it is screw fit.

Any ideas on how I might get it back into place?



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Your section has gone out of alignment. Either the black part that you grip has rotated clockwise wrt the chrome threaded connector when seen from nib end or the part that holds the converter has rotated clockwise when seen from the converter end.




related to an 823 but you can see the inner sleeve issue.



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Ah! I hadn't realised that the Pilot Custom 742 has a threaded collar holding the nib and feed together inside the gripping section. Seeing that the nib on the new-to-me pen arrived speckled and was still ready to write, I went to clean it but was utterly surprised to see the nib and feed rotating inside the gripping section when I tried to remove the converter.




On 9/18/2020 at 10:39 AM, loganrah said:

I don't want to force it too hard in case it is screw fit.

Any ideas on how I might get it back into place?


I simply screwed it back in after cleaning. It's sitting flush again now, without my removing or replacing the dried white sealant.



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