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    I've scoured ebay and the internet searching for an Esterbrook model A section piece.
    All I need is the section to complete repair on a really beautiful blue pen.
    Does anyone on here know of any sources? TIA
    Jim

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    Default Re: still searching for Esterbrook section

    Send your barrel to Gary. He can find one that fits. If that fails check back with me.

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    Default Re: still searching for Esterbrook section

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Send your barrel to Gary. He can find one that fits. If that fails check back with me.
    Who/where is Gary?

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    Default Re: still searching for Esterbrook section

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Send your barrel to Gary....
    Is he a friend of Jack?

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    Default Re: still searching for Esterbrook section

    What does an Esterbrook model A look like?
    JBBPensPaper an Etsy store

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfarmroad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Send your barrel to Gary. He can find one that fits. If that fails check back with me.
    Who/where is Gary?
    MidnightPens on Etsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    What does an Esterbrook model A look like?
    Take a look at this thread for some background on this issue. Should help, I think.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Default Re: still searching for Esterbrook section

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    What does an Esterbrook model A look like?
    Take a look at this thread for some background on this issue. Should help, I think.
    Is there a picture there that I missed? or is there no picture yet?
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    Default Re: still searching for Esterbrook section

    It's nice to have the pen that the section is going to fit into. Some fit tighter or looser, depending on the pen even though Esterbrook is more consistent than some others parts sizes. Jam it in if it's a bit tight, and you might hear that quiet little "snick."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    Is there a picture there that I missed? or is there no picture yet?
    OP has not posted photo of their pen. Some of the ID was done at Brian Anderson's site, as in the first photo on this page.
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    Default Re: still searching for Esterbrook section

    Are Model A pens like J pens, and the section like a J section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    Are Model A pens like J pens, and the section like a J section?
    There is a great resource at "Esterbrook University" to explain history of these pens. Enjoy

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    Default Re: still searching for Esterbrook section

    I have J sections. Thanks for riddling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    I have J sections. Thanks for riddling.
    I don't know what Esterbrook University is, either. However, earlier in the thread someone asked the same question, and was pointed to the 3 "J" pages at Brian Anderson's esterbrook.net site. If you take a look there, I believe on the "$1.50" page, you'll see a group photo that contains at least on A model pen, and both visual and description indicate it is a narrower barrel, similar to the SJ and LJ (i.e. narrower than a standard J). The problem is, as Farmboy pointed out, there are variances in their manufacturing and the best solution is to get the barrel in the hands of someone who has a few spare parts and can do a good fitting.

    I mean, no one is trying to be cute, and the OP's earlier thread is also referenced. Please look at post #7 above. The information, as best as any of us can provide it, has been posted.
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    Default Re: still searching for Esterbrook section

    Esterbrook University refers to a series of very informative Youtube videos about this famous pen.

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