Have you ever wanted to try the iconic Parker 51 but were apprehensive about buying one in an uncertain condition? Well, this pen might be for you. It's been lovingly restored and it now functions as well as it did when it left the famous Parker factory over half a century ago.
My restoration included a thorough cleaning, an overhaul of the filling mechanism (including a new Pli-Glass sac), ink flow adjustment, and nib tuning. I also replaced the time-softened connector with a custom-machined replacement. This is a fabulous writer, with a smooth medium-fine nib, tuned to write just on the wet site. A joy to use.
Cosmetically, the pen only has the slightest surface wear. The Burgundy color is deep and vibrant. The stainless steel cap is smooth and glossy. The jewel intact. Click on the image below if you're interested in ordering. The pen goes on sale tonight (June 19th, 2016).