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I found this Sheaffer fountain pen in an antique shop this summer, but I'm not sure what model it is. I've looked on all the recommended identification websites and couldn't find one that looks like it. Can anyone identify it for me?

I'm mostly wondering if the 96700 or 86700 converter would work to replace the old button filler (which I might get repaired eventually, but I wouldn't mind trying the pen first).

 

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Cap (it says "SHEAFFER - Made in Australia" on the cap)

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Your pen is a Sheaffer 506444XG (EDIT: model number corrected, see reply #4 below) of the 1970s. If you search model number "506444XG" you will mainly find the version with the inlaid nib but the 506444XG was also available with the Triumph style conical nib.

 

See also a short discussion on these models in this FPN thread:

www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/289652-obscure-1970s-sheaffers-w-short-conical-nibs/

 

I think that this pen takes the conventional Sheaffer cartridges and converters.

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Based upon https://www.sheaffertarga.com/Imperial%20and%20Triumph/Imp%20Triumph%20Ref%20List.html the 506XG has an ogive shape to the cap, and has engraved line pattern. The 444XG is brushed finish (but still has that matter of an ogive on the cap, not a simple conical taper).

 

The cap profile is more reminiscent of a Lady Sheaffer model, but those had "fingernail" nibs. https://www.sheaffertarga.com/Lady%20Sheaffer/Bright%20Chrome%20GT%2014K.html

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This is a variation on the Sheaffer Stylist, with what Sheaffer called the "new point," VS the 180 style nib. The button converters were made early on, and while you do see them on occasion, they are a bit uncommon.

 

Just a nit picking point - the name "Flighter" really belongs to Parker. It was used for the Parker 51, and has been co-opted for use with the other brushed stainless pens that Parker made. Sheaffer never used the name for their pens.

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Just a nit picking point - the name "Flighter" really belongs to Parker. It was used for the Parker 51, and has been co-opted for use with the other brushed stainless pens that Parker made. Sheaffer never used the name for their pens.

 

I did not know this. You learn something new every day.

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Based upon https://www.sheaffertarga.com/Imperial%20and%20Triumph/Imp%20Triumph%20Ref%20List.html the 506XG has an ogive shape to the cap, and has engraved line pattern. The 444XG is brushed finish (but still has that matter of an ogive on the cap, not a simple conical taper).

 

The cap profile is more reminiscent of a Lady Sheaffer model, but those had "fingernail" nibs. https://www.sheaffertarga.com/Lady%20Sheaffer/Bright%20Chrome%20GT%2014K.html

I agree that the brushed stainless is model 444 and not 506 which indeed had the engraved lines.

 

A FPN member shared this 1976 Sheaffer service manual and I think that the OP's pen is shown on page SIII-25 of that manual.

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