Help with penkitsmall miracle click assembly

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talpha1

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I'm struggling with assembling this pen. The upper part of the click mechanism seems like it's too long. The bottom part is firmly seated into the click assembly, but the picture shows how far I can push it in. Has anyone assembled this pen before that can help me?
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I feel like there's something missing there. The plunger should have something to attach to, usually it screws on to another piece that you already placed inside the pen body. The spring should seat against it, too. As for the length, does it take one of the mini Cross style refills?

edit: I am not familiar with this particular kit, but every click pen I have assembled with a 2 piece plastic mechanism like that has had a screw on plunger tip.

Should be similar to this.
 
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talpha1

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I feel like there's something missing there. The plunger should have something to attach to, usually it screws on to another piece that you already placed inside the pen body. The spring should seat against it, too. As for the length, does it take one of the mini Cross style refills?

edit: I am not familiar with this particular kit, but every click pen I have assembled with a 2 piece plastic mechanism like that has had a screw on plunger tip.

Should be similar to this.
The piece at the top of this picture was already pressed into the barrel. The other parts are what came with it. I have 2 of these kits, both are the same parts.
 

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talpha1

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I think I figured out what I’m doing wrong. This describes it better. I was putting the two click mechanism pieces in the top of the click assembly. It appears it goes in through the bottom, which makes sense now. This describes it better: Click pen instructions. Phew! I was really frustrated. I’m not heading back out to the shop, but will attempt assembly tomorrow, as per these instructions. I don’t anticipate any further problem.
 

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OK, so...
  1. Unscrew the plunger
  2. Set plunger and spring aside
  3. I recommend putting a very very small amount of silicone lubricant on the click mechanism piece that fits into the other one to help hold it in place
  4. Put the clicker mechanism in the tube so it sticks out of the top end
  5. Assemble the refill, spring and nib
  6. Now you put the spring over the clicker on the outside of the top fitting and screw on the plunger (not too tight)
 

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OK, so...
  1. Unscrew the plunger
  2. Set plunger and spring aside
  3. I recommend putting a very very small amount of silicone lubricant on the click mechanism piece that fits into the other one to help hold it in place
  4. Put the clicker mechanism in the tube so it sticks out of the top end
  5. Assemble the refill, spring and nib
  6. Now you put the spring over the clicker on the outside of the top fitting and screw on the plunger (not too tight)
Thank you! I was driving myself nuts trying to get this together!
 
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