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i've been using a modern converter with the legacy heritage and have observed that while it works, it's a very tight fit, and i can hear and feel the tip of the converter grating against the end of the barrel when i screw the barrel down (having made sure that the converter has been pushed down as far as it could go).

 

i fixed this by slicing about 2 mm off the very tip of the converter (basically a hollow cylinder that protects the spindle when it rises as the converter fills up). the only "downside" is that the tip of the spindle appears when you fill the pen, but there's no leakage or anything, and the spindle remains protected by the barrel itself. best of all, no more grating or squeaking when you close the barrel over the section.

 

here's what it looks like:

 

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i suspect that the best converter for the pen, requiring no modification whatsoever, is still the old squeeze-type metal one, but those are getting more expensive and a bit harder to find (although terim sells them on ebay for just $14.95, the best price i've seen so far).

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it's there, but you normally won't see it because it's covered by that protective sheath that i snipped off. and it will appear only when the converter is filled--it's actually the spindle retracting.

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On 12/11/2017 at 1:20 AM, penmanila said:

i've been using a modern converter with the legacy heritage and have observed that while it works, it's a very tight fit, and i can hear and feel the tip of the converter grating against the end of the barrel when i screw the barrel down (having made sure that the converter has been pushed down as far as it could go).

 

i fixed this by slicing about 2 mm off the very tip of the converter (basically a hollow cylinder that protects the spindle when it rises as the converter fills up). the only "downside" is that the tip of the spindle appears when you fill the pen, but there's no leakage or anything, and the spindle remains protected by the barrel itself. best of all, no more grating or squeaking when you close the barrel over the section.

 

here's what it looks like:

 

38256299024_5cc1b00710_b.jpg

 

i suspect that the best converter for the pen, requiring no modification whatsoever, is still the old squeeze-type metal one, but those are getting more expensive and a bit harder to find (although terim sells them on ebay for just $14.95, the best price i've seen so far).

Interesting to read your solution to this problem. My Legacy Heritage (brown leather like) would expel the ink as I unscrewed the body - very messy and annoying. I’m now using a metal squeeze-type converter and it works a treat. 

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