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Old 01-22-2019, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Well I got myself in a pickle. First let me say I have started up making pens again after about a year layoff. I found an old segmented blank I made up about 4 or 5 years ago. I tried this blank once before but blew it up but I learned from my mistakes as we all do as we go through this stuff. Well I must have constructed the blank again back then but never cast it. I am thinking of taking another crack at it.

But here is my dilemma. I have NOOOOOO idea what kit I built this on. I looked through all my kits that I usually use. I also have some I never used but nothing matches the sizes of the tubes. I started looking through the charts in the library but so far no luck and boy there is alot of kits.

So I thought maybe someone here has either made a cheat sheet over the years and matched kits according to size in some shape or form, Or can recognize the dimensions of these tubes.

This is a 2 piece kit more than likely a rollerball because that is about all I make. The small barrel which is the Cap is (these measurements are within a click or 2 because tough to get true readings with the work on them)
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12.28mm X 47.57mm
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.482" X 1.879"

Lower tube
10.18mm X 57.17mm
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.401" X 2.251"

What is throwing me off is the lower tube is so much longer than kits I usually use. I am assuming I chose this kit because it has substantial meat left when turned down to accommodate the casting.

So I am reaching out to the masses in hopes I can solve this. Thanks in advance and if I happen to stumble on it in the mean time I will report back.
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Majestic Jr. RB / FP specs are pretty close, except for the length of the lower tube.


Upper tube:
.483 X 1.88


Lower tube:
.400 X 2.03
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Majestic Jr. RB / FP specs are pretty close, except for the length of the lower tube.


Upper tube:
.483 X 1.88


Lower tube:
.400 X 2.03
That was the exact kit I thought because I am using them for other things right now and I put the cap next to one of those and looked spot on but when I put the lower tube next to one not even close. Still a puzzle. Thanks for looking.
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The ID of the tubes is the critical measurement. A two-piece rollerball kit with the proper inside diameters could still work if the tubes are too long. Cap will be just a bit extended and you can extend the body using a spacer to properly position the refill/spring. So you can have a custom XL version!
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The Jr. Aaron is slightly longer than the regular Jr's. but the same diameter. It just has a longer spring. Now when I order replacement Jr tubes, they all come with the longer lower tube. I was told they are phasing out the original shorter lower tube.
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Could be an opportunity to do a kit-less.
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Here are a few that are close:

Kojent Twist Cap BP (1.90/2.24)
Atrax RB/FP (1.90/2.19)
Aaron Jr (1.89/2.17)
George Jr (1.89/2.17)
Hancock (1.86/2.27)

Not sure you'll be able to find a Hancock (Lazerlinez), the Atrax looks like the next best option in my opinion...
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The lower tube length of 2.251" ...

The Lazerlinez Hancock, according to Home Page table is 2.27" long ...

I have run into this longer than normal length on a couple of prev. occasions. . But, of course, I would not know if this is a kit you might have considered at one time.
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My thought was the same as Sam's--Atrax (or Triton--same platform with a little more bling). That seems pretty close to their 10.5 and 12.5mm tubes. Obviously, the tube lengths don't need to be exact for this application.
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My thought was the same as Sam's--Atrax (or Triton--same platform with a little more bling). That seems pretty close to their 10.5 and 12.5mm tubes. Obviously, the tube lengths don't need to be exact for this application.
I have none of the above mentioned kits so know they are out except the TRiton. I will check that one. Thanks.
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