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    Default A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    I was not that excited at first although I acted grateful and polite. The cap didn't sport the arrow so I assumed wrongly that it was a Hero or some other knock off. When I got home I took it apart and noticed that it indeed was a Parker. After looking it up my best guess is a second generation with the well respected clip.

    The pen had a lot of scratches and rust. I used my straight razor restoration tools and substances to remove the rust and make the scratches less evident on the burgundy plastic followed by seeing if the diaphragm would work. The stuff that came out of the pen looked brown and ugly. After several rinses with clean water, I filled it with Waterman black ink. While the nib is a student grade, it began to evolve and become more smooth.

    It does leak a bit when capped, but I've grown used to having ink on my second finger.

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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    You know the ancient FP adage: "Pictures or it didn't happen!"

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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    That is true Carlos.
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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    That looks like a Mark I model:
    https://parkerpens.net/parker21.html

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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    Congrats, I have one in black which belonged to my father.

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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    That looks like a Mark I model:
    https://parkerpens.net/parker21.html
    Wasn’t sure. Thank you!

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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post

    It does leak a bit when capped, but I've grown used to having ink on my second finger.
    Always store the inked pen nib-up. In the morning, before you want to write, warm it in your shirt pocket before turning it down for writing. If the feed fills with ink before the air in the sac warms up, a drop of ink will come out from under the nib and run down under the cap and into the cap clutch where it will lie in wait for your second finger.
    "Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little." -Epicurus-

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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    Nib might have been bent, but it still functions. It writes smooth enough to carry on a daily basis.
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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill
    Nib might have been bent, but it still functions. It writes smooth enough to carry on a daily basis.
    Oooh definitely. Maybe it's not too hard a job to "make it better" though?
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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill
    Nib might have been bent, but it still functions. It writes smooth enough to carry on a daily basis.
    Oooh definitely. Maybe it's not too hard a job to "make it better" though?
    It's not really worth taking the chance of making it inoperable. I'm just calling it the Dizzy Gillespie Nib...LOL!!

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    Default Re: A Friend Gifted Me a Parker 21

    I suppose there is only one way to experience a Parker 51. So, I bought one....LOL!!
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