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    Default Omas Paragon Piston Won't Stop Turning

    I have an Omas Paragon 2003 Bleu Venezia.

    The piston knob operates normally, in that it turns anticlockwise to lower the piston to expel air, and turns clockwise to retract the piston and draw up ink. With the exception that once the piston has been full retracted (and the piston knob is flush with the trim ring), the piston knob will continue to turn clockwise without any additional resistance so I don't know when I've finished filling the reservoir. I don't mean to say that it spins freely, but if I were distracted, I could conceivable keep turning the knob for an hour and not realise that the reservoir was already full!

    Is this a problem that could cause me concern, or just an idiosyncrasy of this pen?

    There is no leakage that I can discern, the pen does not drip or burb ink when filled, so I don't think any of the seals have failed.

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    Default Re: Omas Paragon Piston Won't Stop Turning

    The anti rotation notch on the piston rod is most possibly worn or sheared off;
    Contact the Omas dealer or a professional
    Francis

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    Default Re: Omas Paragon Piston Won't Stop Turning

    Thank you, Fountainbel.

    I don't think I have (m)any options in Canada. Would my best option be Nibs.com?

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    Default Re: Omas Paragon Piston Won't Stop Turning

    Call em & ask. I did that a few years ago when i had a problem with my OMAS. They told me then that it depends on whether they have the parts for the repair, so it seems that its case by case.

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    Default Re: Omas Paragon Piston Won't Stop Turning

    Quote Originally Posted by BayesianPrior View Post
    Thank you, Fountainbel.

    I don't think I have (m)any options in Canada. Would my best option be Nibs.com?
    Nibs.com is now owned and operated by The Pen Family. Not sure if John Mottishaw is still involved day-to-day. Even if he is, prior to the takeover he was doing very little (if any) work on FPs not purchased from him.

    Fountainbel is the best of the best. No one anywhere in the world can match his skill and ability. Since he has already chimed in here, why not see if he will take on your work.

    If not, Tom Westerich at penboard.de would be my next choice.

    Yes, both Fountainbel and Westerich will require an overseas shipment. But both are fully capable of taking the correct & proper care of your 2003 Bleu Venezia. For me, that peace of mind would make all the extra hassle worth it.

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    Default Re: Omas Paragon Piston Won't Stop Turning

    Nibs.com has access to the original parts.

    Visit Main Street Pens
    A full service pen shop providing professional, thoughtful pen repair....

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    Default Re: Omas Paragon Piston Won't Stop Turning

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Z View Post
    Nibs.com has access to the original parts.
    For sure they used to have access to the original parts but I'm not sure this is the case any longer. Rumor has it that John Mottishaw kept them when he sold the nibs.com business to the Pen Family.
    Regardless, your point is well worth pursuing; the OP should contact them and ask if they can do the work for him using genuine Omas parts.

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    Default Re: Omas Paragon Piston Won't Stop Turning

    Is Mottishaw now completely out of the picture at nibs.com?

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    Default Re: Omas Paragon Piston Won't Stop Turning

    Manu bought the parts, not Mottishaw.

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