Here's a Parker "51" with a bit of a story. The pen was part of a bulk purchase and was a Special model with a bent nib and missing its cap. There was also a chip near the end of the barrel. The pen has been fully disassembled for cleaning/inspection/restoration and the collector, feed and breather tube are in excellent condition, as is the original pli-glass sac which is still translucent, although a bit ambered from age. The hoop style filler housing is bright with no corrosion and the pen fills properly. The body is glossy and I drilled a 6mm "stop" hole towards the end of the barrel to stop any further progression of the ragged chip ... IMHO it still presents nicely and doesn't detract -- please see photos. A Lustraloy cap with a nice pearly jewel was used to replace the missing cap and there are no dings/dent in the cap body and it has a tight clip. There is a very tiny "smile" at the arrowhead where the clip had been a little loose before I tightened it. The bent Octanium nib was replaced with a gold nib that is a nice writer that has been "tweaked" and put down a true Fine line with perfect ink flow when tested with Waterman Serenity Blue ink on Rhodia 5mm graph paper -- see writing sample. The pen feels good in the hand and on the page, and if you want good value in a "51" this is the pen!
$58.00 plus shipping ($4 USA only) ---- SOLD
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