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    Default Either a simple question or a silly question!

    I have two 1980's Parker Duofold International fountain pens and I want to swop the nibs over. Currently I have simply unscrewed the nib sections and swopped them, however my question is this. Do the nibs of these Parker Duofold simply unscrew from the nib section, in the same way that you can do with Parker 75's or Parker Sonnets?
    Can anyone advise me, if this is something as simple and easy to do as with some of the other Parker pens, without having to send the pens to a nib specialist?

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    Default Re: Either a simple question or a silly question!

    I searched and found this old post from Ron Zorn:

    Modern Duofold nibs pull out. It may take a soaking for a while along with multiple cycles in an ultrasonic to soften any dried ink so that the nib is loose enough to come out.

    Note that the nib and feed have to come out together because they are interlocked with a raised square on the feed that fits into a corresponding hole on the nib.
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    Default Re: Either a simple question or a silly question!

    Chrissy,
    Thank you for your helpful information, sounds a little scary to me, the last thing I want to do is to damage one or either expensive pens, might have to call in the experts.

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    Default Re: Either a simple question or a silly question!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Brian View Post
    Chrissy,
    Thank you for your helpful information, sounds a little scary to me, the last thing I want to do is to damage one or either expensive pens, might have to call in the experts.
    I've pulled the nibs and feeds out of my Duofold Centennial and both of my Sonnets in the past. It's not that scary. Just a soak in warm to hot water first then pull straight out without twisting or turning.
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    Default Re: Either a simple question or a silly question!

    Chrissy,

    I did exactly as you suggested and it worked perfectly, so sincere thanks! Lesson learned.

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