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I also cleaned up a Sheaffer craftsman today. The section was stubborn so I'm lucky the lever and sac feel fine. I think to get to the section, I'll have to use more heat, but I didn't want to push my luck today. I got the craftsman cheap and "as is", so of course something was wrong, right? The nib was cracked and I think it was the wrong nib anyway. It was a feather touch nib but my understanding is that the craftsman should have a 333 nib. Is this accurate?What are the alternative nib & feed replacements I can try on this pen?



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Hi Issy!

Yes, the Craftsman pens had a 14K "33" nib on them no matter if they were lever fill, or TD pens.
Now, a "feather touch" nib could be correct if your pen is another model. What does your cap look like?
Craftsman pens have a very thin gold band around the cap opening.

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Hi Frank,

It has that thin gold ring at the bottom of the cap and not the band of the Balance. No white dot either.The barrel has "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Co. / Fort Madison, Iowa / Made in U.S.A." on it. And under that, "500". Is it a frankenpen? confuse


Anyway, after cleaning it up, it looked nice and shiny.I tested the pen, nibless, in water, and it draws and expels water just fine. I actually flushed it with ammonia solution.

I'd like to get a Sheaffer nib and feed for it, if I can find them cheap.The feed has some nicks in the fin and is probably brittle. So I'm rather afraid for its life.And even if they're not for the Craftsman, if they'll work, that would be great.

If I do find a nib and feed, I'll have to open it up and I"ve tried, but I can't get the section off :( I've had no difficulty with any of the other pens. Just a little heat, and the little my hands can muster, and they're fine. I've tried fuel line hose on the section and a pair of slip grip pliers. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Any tips? I'm not ready to give up yet.smile

Issy



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No, it sounds like a Craftsman model!

I sent you a PM Issy!
I have a nib for you!



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Thanks Frank. Sent you a PM too :)

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