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    Default Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Before Lamy 2000 took the stage in the spotlight, Lamy 27 was.

    I got this one from a collection that I acquired last year. Metal cap, probably rolled gold and the engraving on the barrel just say Lamy 27, no letters following the number.

    When I first handle it, it feels light, but as I use it to do the sketch (and some writing prior to that), the pen feels more "sure" as the time goes.
    It's one of those pens that is difficult to describe, but once in a while without even realizing it, I stopped writing and looked at the pen thinking "Cool!".

    I love piston fillers, especially German ones, and this Lamy is no exception. It is supposed to have a lot of ink capacity, and the ink window is clearly visible, so I can control how much ink I want to fill the pen with.

    How's the nib?

    The nib is partially hooded, not as much as Parker 45 though, so you still can see the breathing hole. Unlike my other German piston fillers from this era, this one writes very very fine. I would classify it as EF.



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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    That's a nice looking pen. I'd be less keen on an EF nib, but otherwise it looks like a nice writer.
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    Great drawing and a pen I'm not really familiar with. Looks a good pen.
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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    I should have compared it to the Lamy 2000 instead of Parker 45 on the subject of "half-hooded"-ness
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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Very cool. Those are on my "try out some day" list for sure.

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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    You are right, the Lamy 27 is a nice pen.
    I think yours is a kind of Lamy27/32.

    What disturbs me a little bit is the round end of the barrel, I know them with a straight end like mine.
    But Iím not a real expert on all Lamy versions, so they might vary depending on the production years.

    The 27/30 has a plastic cap.
    The 27/31 has a metal cap.
    The 27/32 has a gold plated metal cap.

    I also own one, a 27/30

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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Quick lookup result, there were many 27 versions Over the years.

    Christof posted a overview some time ago:

    LAMY 27 all models and variants by C.M.Z, auf Flickr


    So according to this I think yours is a 27/n R.
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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    I had seen this pen but it was pelican

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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Pterodactylus View Post
    Quick lookup result, there were many 27 versions Over the years.

    Christof posted a overview some time ago:


    So according to this I think yours is a 27/n R.
    I don't think that is the case.

    This pen doesn't fit into one of the variants in the chart because it has a slip cap but doesn't have the "L" on the cap finial.
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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Yes, it's really nice, I've used it for a long time.

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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaL View Post
    Yes, it's really nice, I've used it for a long time.
    Yes, a really nice pen. My father had one with a OM nib, a friendly pen with more line variation than my Lamy 2000 OM.
    Btw: The 1970s Lamy pen pouches are great... why? Nice medium textured leather, timeless design somehow.
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    Just got one of these myself...a cheap way to get a reliable, piston-filling oblique-ish german nib. Nicely made and more attractive than I expected. The cap is threaded but comes off in a 3/4 turn and secures very nicely (better than its Pelikan 400 contemporary).
    IMG_4095.jpg
    According to christof's guide, mine is also a mixture of parts, as the cap ring is broad but the nib is hooded in a similar fashion to an aurora 88...
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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Nice pen Will!

    The body seems to be a very early one like this:



    and the cap a later one like this:



    But who knows, maybe there was a variant in between the first and the second...? How does the piston knob looks (according to the chart above)? I mean, is it an integrated part or is it just a blind cap?

    PS: I also have one of these in daily use.
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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    Nice pen Will!

    The body seems to be a very early one like this:



    and the cap a later one like this:



    But who knows, maybe there was a variant in between the first and the second...? How does the piston knob looks (according to the chart above)? I mean, is it an integrated part or is it just a blind cap?

    PS: I also have one of these in daily use.
    It is a blind cap...the piston knob itself looks amazingly like the end of a modern converter....
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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Yes, this is a strange system. It only can be removed by a special tool:



    but this type of piston existed already before the 27 was introduced.

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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    Yes, this is a strange system. It only can be removed by a special tool:



    but this type of piston existed already before the 27 was introduced.
    I thought the barrel felt like it might have metal in there!
    Did the Artus-branded pens have the same mechanism?
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    Default Re: Lamy 27 is a really nice pen

    Yes, some of them.

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