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Platinum 3776 nib feed swap out.


Dan robbins
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Hi all! New to the forum.

I have a lovely platinum 3776 with a SF nib that was gifted to me. I put a rather nasty crack in the barrel and don't want to use it further Incase it breaks further. 

 

I was wondering if anyone has swapped out the nib and feed into another pen? I'm not particularly fussed on the pen it goes into. Ive heard people say that the feed and nib will slip into a number 6? Could I not just remove nib and feed from something like a jinhao and replace it or is there more to consider? Dan 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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6 hours ago, Dan robbins said:

I was wondering if anyone has swapped out the nib and feed into another pen?

 

Do you mean another Platinum #3776 Century pen, which may or may not have the same type of material and/or finish for its body as the first one, or an entirely different make and model?

 

6 hours ago, Dan robbins said:

I'm not particularly fussed on the pen it goes into.

 

Then put it into another Platinum #3776 Century; you shouldn't even need to remove the nib from the gripping section, when you can just swap screw the entire section onto the other pen's barrel, unless the material or colour of the section clashes so badly with the other pen's body you can't bear to see them together.

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Thanks for your reply. I should have been a little more specific. I didn't want to spend the money on another 3776 for the sake of a replacement barrel. I was wondering if I could use a cheaper pen body to house the 3776 nib (and feed if easier to replace as a unit) thanks, Dan 

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I can't help you there then, sorry. If you'd said you specifically didn't want another original or genuine Platinum #3776 body (and recently I've seen someone offering a nib-less #3776 body for sale in the Classifieds on FPN), I'd have suggested that fellow member @dovidu makes and sells urushi-finished ebonite replacement pen bodies for the Platinum #3776. With more than ten gold-nibbed #3776 pens between my wife and I, we never saw the need to explore cheaper options to house #3776 nibs and/or gripping sections, so I don't have any to suggest, even though they may well exist.

I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present, when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable; and link to third-party content where I can, when I make a claim or refute a statement of fact in a thread. If there is something you can verify for yourself, I entreat you to do so, and judge for yourself what is right, correct for valid. I may be wrong, and my position or say-so is no more authoritative and carries no more weight than anyone else's here.

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Two options:

 

1. look for a replacement body on eBay or other second hand source of choice.  I picked up a 3776 body and cap for around $25 last year.  
 

2. Flexible Nib Factory makes collars for 3776 nibs that will fit Bock and Jowo nib sections.  In theory, this would allow you to easily put a 3776 nib into pen designed for Bock or Jowo nib (which as you know is like  a LOT of pens).  Costs $13, I believe. 

 

Bonus option: I have heard of people successfully directly replacing Jowo or Bock #6 nibs with the 3776 nib.  It is just slightly smaller than the #6s.  Sounds pretty fiddly to me, though.

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