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    Default Re: Parker Duofold restoration

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    Your pen is repaired and will be on its way to you in a day or two. I'll email tracking details when I have them. Removing the pressure bar required a little surgery but the patient has recovered and is doing well.
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    Many thanks again Deb. I have no idea how you managed to get the pressure bar out again, especially considering how difficult I found it to get just the button out! I guess that is the vast gulf between experience and naif enthusiasm.

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    I tried various things without success. In the end I sawed through the button and punched the assembly down into the barrel. That worked. Sawing a hollow tube is always tricky. Though those buttons look like brass this one was steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    I tried various things without success. In the end I sawed through the button and punched the assembly down into the barrel. That worked. Sawing a hollow tube is always tricky. Though those buttons look like brass this one was steel.
    Hooray, a real Pen Hero !

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    Now it's fixed you will now have the chance to enjoy one of the best writing pens ever made, I have had more than a few of these and the later AF version and they have all been such smooth writing pens, they have been like writing on a cushion of air, butter smooth has nothing on the way these pens can write.

    Enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    I tried various things without success. In the end I sawed through the button and punched the assembly down into the barrel. That worked. Sawing a hollow tube is always tricky. Though those buttons look like brass this one was steel.
    Hooray, a real Pen Hero !
    Thank you. Most kind.
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    Default Re: Parker Duofold restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    I tried various things without success. In the end I sawed through the button and punched the assembly down into the barrel. That worked. Sawing a hollow tube is always tricky. Though those buttons look like brass this one was steel.
    Wow that sounds like you mastered a real challenge. Good job well done.

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    Thank you, Chrissy!
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    I am looking forward to the pics.

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    Default Re: Parker Duofold restoration

    @Deb, the Duofold pen has arrived back here safe and sound. Many, many thanks for your generosity in fixing this for me.

    In your note you mention that it has a remarkable nib. Would you mind letting me know why this is so?

    Cheers,

    David

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    It's a very nice stub. They're not too common.
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