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Conway Stewart 60 Cross-thread cap/barrel - can this be corrected?
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Well, this is my first post in the forum since signing up this week...as I come back to a hobby I started when in my teens during the 90s!

Anyhow, enough of that and on to the point so to speak...

I've recently got hold of a great Conway Stewart 60.  Seems to fill and write largely OK.  The only problem is the cap.  It seems to be slightly cross-treaded at a guess.  Clearly it's been like this a little while, as the pen sits slightly at and angle compared to the cap when you closely inspect it, which has faintly marked a line round the body where the very end of the cap rubs when closing.  Plus it's only a slight screw to close the pen, so it's clearly not using the whole thread.  Turn too much and it clicks undone again.  Obviously it's hard to peer into the cap, and due to the lovely hatched "finger-print" pattern it's hard to follow the barrel thread with your eyes!

So...a question to those those with more restoration knowledge than myself: can i do anything to correct this, or am I stuck with it?



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Hi..

A little difficult to say without actually seeing the pen.I have had a Conway Stewarts in the past with similar problem.In this particular case i found that the nib was not far enough inside the section so when the cap was screwed on it would not tighten properly.The pen was dismantled and cleaned and the nib was realigned and in this case the problem was solved.Im not sure if this may help but good luck....



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Hi Grandmia...you might have somethingn there...the barrel makes contact with the cap on the other side to the nib (if you get what I mean!), so it could be the nib on mine is hitting the inside of the cap druing closure and pushing the pen out of alignment as I screw together.  The pen was cleaned and serviced before I got it, so it could be it's not been reassembled quite right.



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