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June 11th, 2015, 08:16 PM
I need help from a devoted and thorough Pelikan enthusiast. The question is this:

I have a Pelikan 140 and the nib screws out easily. Will a Pelikan m250 nib that screws in fit and work with my 140 with no modifications?

If you know and can email me id appreciate it.

June 11th, 2015, 10:55 PM
The nibs from a M1xx/1xx, M250/200/205, M4xx/400 that are screw fit should be interchangeable without colliding with the cap, the one from a 140 will seem smaller though in the body of a M250 and vice versa.

Some of the M600/M605 nibs can fit into the M200/M400 if it's been seated deeply enough in the collar as not to collide with the edge of the cap (but may be too close for a 1xx).

Aesthetics aside, yes a M250 nib will fit into a screw-fit 140.

edit: The problem you *might* encounter depending on the age of the 140, is the nib from the M250 having too long a feed to screw in all the way. But the other way around (140 nib in a M250 body) will certainly work. IF you have both already it can't hurt to try, just don't force anything.

June 12th, 2015, 11:38 AM
Yeah the 140 is not necessarily compatible with the 200 series nibs. It might be, it might not. Only way to know is to try.

June 12th, 2015, 04:22 PM
It should fit. Just be careful when you screw the cap on and if there is any resistance, stop. It means the nib is too long for the cap.