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I got very lucky and won this absolutely lovely vintage pilot fountain pen. But now I can't identify it. The closest pens that look like seem to be from the 1970s or the Pilot L pen from the 1980s, but neither one is a perfect match. It also kinda sorta looks like a Pilot custom fountain pen, but I can't seem to find a great match. I would love to know what model it is so I can get the right cartridge for it. This is my second vintage pilot fountain pen, so I'm not afraid to modify a cartridge to fit if I have to do so. I already did that for the vintage pilot elite with a gently sanded sailor cartridge. But I need to know what kind of cartridge it was supposed to take in the first place? Help? Please? 

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Pasting my post from another thread:

 

This is a Pilot "Grandam" - I haven't seen any official English name for it anywhere, but this is close enough based on the katakana.

 

You can see advertisements for it in Pilot's 100th anniversary poster gallery here: https://www.pilot.co.jp/100th/en/gallery/ and scroll down to 1978 and 1979. It seems to have been a cheaper counterpart to the Custom Grandee. Anecdotally I feel like Grandam turns up with uncommon nib sizes quite often (BB, OB, Music), but can't really make any conclusions from that.

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THANK YOU!  

 

I have been searching and searching for this pen and it was driving me up the wall. Now to buy some modern cartridges! 

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I have this same pen - @liubrianalso kindly identified it for me. I can't see it really clearly but it looks like it has an SF nib, as does mine. The nib is quite a bit softer than my other Pilot soft nib, an Elite 'SOFT' , or any other soft Japanese nib I have (but I have not tried an FA or Falcon nib yet), besides a very flexy nib on a 2nd tier pre-war make.

 

Please let us know how you like it! 

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Meant to ask: the cap on mine is slightly loose fitting. How about yours? 

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