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Old 12-08-2016, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I just made my first Jr Gent I and tried to fit a K5 converter. It doesn't fit. I tried a cheap converter that came with a kit. Also doesn't fit. Both converters are too large in diameter to fit in through the front section body threads. Anyone have any suggestions?

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You might be running into the same issue another member had with the Jr Gent 1 kit: read this thread LINK

Where did you buy the kit?
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The final post in that thread is where the shoe drops ... LINK
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It originally came from Smitty's. I bought the kits from someone on the forum. The psi converter can work after some sanding.


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It originally came from Smitty's.
Uh-oh ... I just made up a bunch of Smitty's Caballero kits (which I believe are the Jr Gent 1 equivalent), I'll have to see if the fountain pen sections take a regular ink cartridge/converter.
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My problem isn't where the converter stabs into the front section. It won't fit into the pen body, it gets hung up on the internal threads. I did order some converters from Exotic Blanks to try. I've 10 kits to make work, with 5 going out as Christmas gifts next week. Wish me luck.
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My problem isn't where the converter stabs into the front section. It won't fit into the pen body, it gets hung up on the internal threads. I did order some converters from Exotic Blanks to try. I've 10 kits to make work, with 5 going out as Christmas gifts next week. Wish me luck.
Ah, that's a different problem -- I'm sure I've read a thread about that one too, I think it was specific to the Schmidt converters (the ones that have a metal band around the ink chamber) but I don't trust my memory.

Hope it all works out okay for you.
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My problem isn't where the converter stabs into the front section. It won't fit into the pen body, it gets hung up on the internal threads. I did order some converters from Exotic Blanks to try. I've 10 kits to make work, with 5 going out as Christmas gifts next week. Wish me luck.
Ah, that's a different problem -- I'm sure I've read a thread about that one too, I think it was specific to the Schmidt converters (the ones that have a metal band around the ink chamber) but I don't trust my memory.

Hope it all works out okay for you.


The Schmidt K5/K6/K2 aren't even close.


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The Schmidt K5/K6/K2 aren't even close.


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Sorry to bump but I have the same problem with a Jr Gent I just finished and had the K5 Schmidt converter - didn't realise it was a non standard size . Vendor I ordered off hasn't gotten back to me.

Any solution to the problem Danny? Did you get a converter to fit it?

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Sorry to bump but I have the same problem with a Jr Gent I just finished and had the K5 Schmidt converter - didn't realise it was a non standard size . Vendor I ordered off hasn't gotten back to me.

Any solution to the problem Danny? Did you get a converter to fit it?

Thanks
The following converter from Exotic Blanks does fit.

https://www.exoticblanks.com/Convert...tain-Pens.html

It doesn't hold as much ink as a K5 but will work. The end doesn't twist but slides to move the piston.
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