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    Default 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    I understand that a quantity of 45 Flighters were made with both red and blue end caps to the barrel.
    Has anybody one or both of these.
    Does anyone actually know how many were manufactured and where.
    I have never seen one other than on advertising material.
    Assume (right or wrong) that these are somewhat rare.
    Big fan of the 45 Flighter and am compiling a collection of them in both CT and DeLuxe.
    Regards.

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Do you mean the late UK made ones with the cabochon?

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    Do you mean the late UK made ones with the cabochon?
    No, not them. They are a model of the 45 Flighter DeLuxe.
    The red / blue end capped are I believe the 45 Flighter CT.
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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Sorry, I am unable to help.

    I don't own one despite having way too many Parker 45s.

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    There are some on here to die for. I don't see any coloured end caps apart from the Lady, but I'm sure some were issued. Personally, I would love to find a TX.

    I suppose that one place they might ever show up is ebay?

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    I really really want a Harlequin.

    So 1960s.

    But in several years of looking have never found a clean one that was affordable.

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    There are some on here to die for. I don't see any coloured end caps apart from the Lady, but I'm sure some were issued. Personally, I would love to find a TX.

    I suppose that one place they might ever show up is ebay?
    They are regularly on Ebay, in fact I believe there is one on there at the moment. Dear pen though.
    Regards.

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by jarc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    There are some on here to die for. I don't see any coloured end caps apart from the Lady, but I'm sure some were issued. Personally, I would love to find a TX.

    I suppose that one place they might ever show up is ebay?
    They are regularly on Ebay, in fact I believe there is one on there at the moment. Dear pen though.
    Regards.
    Thank you. Yes they are too expensive

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    I really really want a Harlequin.

    So 1960s.

    But in several years of looking have never found a clean one that was affordable.
    Is This a Harlequin?

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by jarc View Post
    I understand that a quantity of 45 Flighters were made with both red and blue end caps to the barrel.
    Has anybody one or both of these.
    Does anyone actually know how many were manufactured and where.
    I have never seen one other than on advertising material.
    Assume (right or wrong) that these are somewhat rare.
    Big fan of the 45 Flighter and am compiling a collection of them in both CT and DeLuxe.
    Regards.
    I believe they were called the 45 Flighter "Special" made in the 70's - 80's???... I'll see if I can get more info...
    Last edited by Sammyo; March 7th, 2017 at 09:56 PM.
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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jarc View Post
    I understand that a quantity of 45 Flighters were made with both red and blue end caps to the barrel.
    Has anybody one or both of these.
    Does anyone actually know how many were manufactured and where.
    I have never seen one other than on advertising material.
    Assume (right or wrong) that these are somewhat rare.
    Big fan of the 45 Flighter and am compiling a collection of them in both CT and DeLuxe.
    Regards.
    I believe they were called the 45 Flighter "Special" made in the 70's... I'll see if I can get more info...
    Have a look here...
    https://parker45pens.wordpress.com/models/
    https://parker45pens.wordpress.com/parker-45-flighter/
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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    I would love a TX or a Harlequin, too, but like Stub, I've never seen one that was affordable.
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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    I really really want a Harlequin.

    So 1960s.

    But in several years of looking have never found a clean one that was affordable.
    Is This a Harlequin?
    Yep, that's one.
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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    I really really want a Harlequin.

    So 1960s.

    But in several years of looking have never found a clean one that was affordable.
    Is This a Harlequin?
    I've picked a couple of these up at about 40% of this price from 'that' site - though I daresay that example might be a better one. Compared to many of the pens discussed here, that is at the affordable end of the spectrum. I guess they are more common in the UK?

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by 45ist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    I really really want a Harlequin.

    So 1960s.

    But in several years of looking have never found a clean one that was affordable.
    Is This a Harlequin?
    I've picked a couple of these up at about 40% of this price from 'that' site - though I daresay that example might be a better one. Compared to many of the pens discussed here, that is at the affordable end of the spectrum. I guess they are more common in the UK?
    You have been lucky then. I have to confess that I have been looking weekly for a couple years for a Harlequin on "that site" and have had zero luck. They are either way too much or flawed in some way, or on a rare occasion, I have been outbid. Just the way the cookie crumbles I guess. I love them. Luck of the draw I guess.

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Keep the faith! I hope your luck changes and you find one soon.

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    Default Re: 45 Fighter Red / Blue end caps

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jarc View Post
    I understand that a quantity of 45 Flighters were made with both red and blue end caps to the barrel.
    Has anybody one or both of these.
    Does anyone actually know how many were manufactured and where.
    I have never seen one other than on advertising material.
    Assume (right or wrong) that these are somewhat rare.
    Big fan of the 45 Flighter and am compiling a collection of them in both CT and DeLuxe.
    Regards.
    I believe they were called the 45 Flighter "Special" made in the 70's... I'll see if I can get more info...
    Have a look here...
    https://parker45pens.wordpress.com/models/
    https://parker45pens.wordpress.com/parker-45-flighter/
    Thanks. That is in fact where I first saw these. Being almost addicted to 45`s I would absolutely adore owning these. I have never seen any for sale and bet they will be megs valuable.
    Regards.

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