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What type of refill do I need for this ballpoint pen?


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Can anyone suggest what type of refill I need for this ballpoint pen?

Many thanks in advance.



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Thanks Karmachanic. Yes, that does fit. There seems to be something wrong with the twist mechanism though - the nib protrudes only partially (about 50% of how much I reckon it should) when I twist the top. Pity, as it felt like a nice pen. I used it ages ago and just happened across it in a bit of clear-out.

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That looks like a Parker Sonnet.  You can use any Parker BP or gel refill, or any of the DIN standard ballpoint refills like Pelikan, Rotring, or the Monteverde Easy Flow refills.  This is a twist mechanism, so it wouldn't need the ratchet top, but the refills that will fit will have them.


I wouldn't expect the G2 to work properly because of the length of the refill.  The diameter of the tip could also be off,  or the distance from the tip to where the refill tapers out.

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The widely used and imitated Parker refill (ballpoint and gel) is called a G2.  So is the widely available Pilot gel pen and its refill.  As such, it can get confusing.  Karmachanic may have been referring to the Parker refill since the arrow-shaped clip on the pen in the photo is a trademark of Parker pens.


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