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Parker 65 cap clutch too tight - FYI


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I have a Parker 65 whose cap was extremely tight to put on and remove, and looking inside, I couldn't see the traditional metal clutch prongs, so with the help of a Dycem sheet, I took it apart only to find a rather interesting clutch mechanism:




The inner cap has slits towards the opening and there's a spring wound around that "waist," creating the pressure needed to secure the section when the pen is capped.


To adjust, I simply took the spring off, wound it around the barrel of another pen and stretched it with a letter opener:




I ended up overdoing it a bit, but it's still usable:




Sharing in case someone else runs into the same problem.




We use our phones more than our pens.....

and the world is a worse place for it. - markh

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