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nachum
July 5th, 2015, 12:04 PM
i just picked up a parker 51. it looks like a 51, smells like a 51 but it measures 6.5 inches capped. i thought they were 5.5 inches. is this correct? is it a 51?

kirchh
July 5th, 2015, 12:19 PM
Picture?

--Daniel

nachum
July 5th, 2015, 12:46 PM
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Laura N
July 5th, 2015, 01:09 PM
My standard size 51 vacs are approximately 5.5 inches long, yes.

How long is the pen body alone, from the nib to the tip of the blind cap? How long is the cap alone?

Does it have a date code on the barrel or any other markings there?

Do you have a standard size 51 to compare to it?

Flounder
July 5th, 2015, 01:13 PM
It looks normal to me... Photo with a ruler?

Jon Szanto
July 5th, 2015, 01:17 PM
I took out one of mine: 5.5 capped, and pretty much 6 when posted. I'm wondering if the OP has measured the pen posted, and maybe not too accurately, or there is something lodged in the cap?

welch
July 5th, 2015, 05:43 PM
I took out one of mine: 5.5 capped, and pretty much 6 when posted. I'm wondering if the OP has measure the pen posted, and maybe not too accurately, or there is something lodged in the cap?

That would explain it: measured when posted rather than measured when capped. I think the semi-official length of a capped Parker 51, in good old fashioned "English", is 5 3/8 inches.