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Old 04-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Guys,

I have very little experience with FP's so perhaps someone can give me some advise. I have a Rhodium plated Jr. Gent FP where the nib will barely reach the threads that hold it into the metallic tube. In fact, I didn't think it threaded into the metallic tube at all but on a second look, I find that it will just barely catch a thread and stay in the tube.

Is this normal? The metallic ring that appears to be press fit onto the feed mechanism appears to be what limits how many threads can catch. I don't have second one to compare to and as I said, I have little or no experience with these pens.

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I can't picture what you are describing, can you post a pic?
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The metallic ring that appears to be press fit onto the feed mechanism appears to be what limits how many threads can catch.
John, I'm not sure what you're talking about with the "metallic ring that appears to press fit onto the feed mechanism." I use a Jr. Gent FP daily, and the only metal things on "feed mechanism" are the housing and the nib. Take a look at CSUSA's instructions here and see if what you're talking about is on the parts diagram at the bottom of the page. Now, obviously, they don't have an exploded view of the front section, but it should look a lot like what Lou shows in his tutorial here. I'm wondering if that ring is something that doesn't belong there.

Like was said before, a picture would sure help clarify things, but maybe this will help.
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IF I am reading and following, your front section (the metal part that holds the nib and has the threads) should catch threads in the pen body with about 3/16" of turning (screwing in) remaining.

My assessment, from what I think you are saying, is that you got a coupler (the part that goes into the brass tube) that was not fully threaded. The threads on the coupler SHOULD extend almost to the end (1/32" above??)

Look right???
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Ed, I think that he's talking about the nib housing not threading all the way into the front section, but I could be mis-reading him. Hopefully, he'll get us a picture to look at.

What you say makes sense, though, if the coupler threads were boogered up, then the front section wouldn't thread into the body at all.
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Ed, I think that he's talking about the nib housing not threading all the way into the front section, but I could be mis-reading him. Hopefully, he'll get us a picture to look at.

What you say makes sense, though, if the coupler threads were boogered up, then the front section wouldn't thread into the body at all.

IF he doesn't know much about fountain pens, I would be surprised he is taking the nib out---COULD be WRONG, but it was one of my "premises".

We'll see-------------maybe!
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Man, I hope so. The suspense is killing me.
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Guys,

Sorry to keep you waiting on the picture. Below is a close up and what I think is the problem is the threads on the plastic part in the middle of the photo barely catch in the metallic barrel. I'm sure I don't know the correct names of the various pieces parts but at least I didn't use "thingy".



So what do you think?

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I think Dow was right on what he thought you said!!
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Take off the ink converter and see if you still have the problem. Never mind, that's a seam for the tiles, not a converter.
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