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FredRydr
October 27th, 2016, 12:46 PM
Which size vintage (pre~1960) Pelikan nib would fit a modern M101N section and feed?

Fred

christof
October 27th, 2016, 11:23 PM
Fred

There are several possibilities. The best (closest to original) would be a Pelikan 100N nib. But in this case, you will have to change the feeder and collar of the unit. That's why I would recommend an early Pelikan 400 nib unit (nib without logo, just plain Pelikan script) which can be used without any customisation. Of course, a Pelikan 140 nib unit would fit as well, but the smaller nib wouldn't look too good on the M101.

C.

Edit: Answer to the original question: a Pelikan 400 nib will fits best.

christof
October 28th, 2016, 05:09 AM
PS: I did the same a couple of years ago on a Jade Green Limited Editon pen:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7153/6387800577_b0f4d6d655_o.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7017/6387798593_7a4c6c94f1_o.jpg

C

FredRydr
October 29th, 2016, 09:40 AM
Thank you, Christof! :applause:

Fred

FredRydr
October 31st, 2016, 06:38 PM
So how many of these reproduction M101N-style pens have been made? I was only aware of three: the brown tortoise, the lizard and the red tortoise.

Fred

christof
November 1st, 2016, 12:24 AM
right.
There was a limited special series of the lizard too with metal cap top.
But the others came as a not limited edition. I don't know how many were made but guess that it's quite a lot.
These M101N are not as close to the original as the series "Originals of they time" were.
That's why I prefer vintage ones. They are authenic and cheaper, but great users. But I think we should continue this back channel...
C.

FredRydr
November 11th, 2016, 10:09 PM
Today at the Columbus Ohio Pen Show, the modern nib unit was removed from my new repro brown and tortoise M101N, and in its place a vintage firm EF 14k M400 nib, feed and collar were installed. Very cool!

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Fred

fountainpenkid
November 11th, 2016, 11:35 PM
Not to hijack the thread too much, but is there any difference between the nibs themselves on the 100N and the early 400s?

christof
November 12th, 2016, 01:32 AM
Looks great Fred.
Just to be precise: your vintage nib unit is from a 400 (1950-1965), not a M400 (1982-today).
Have fun!
C.