For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Restored Circa 1959 Sheaffer PFM V Snorkel Black & Gold Plated Cap Fountain Pen. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, put back together, and now is in wonderful operating and writing condition.
The PFM came in five principal models, varying by cap and trim color. What we have here is the PFM V. The PFM models below for your reference:
PFM I - Single color plastic cap and barrel, polished stainless steel clip and cap band, and palladium silver nib. The PFM I is the only model without the White Dot.
PFM II - Frosted stainless steel cap and plastic barrel, polished stainless steel clip and cap band, and palladium silver nib.
PFM III - Single color plastic cap and barrel, gold filled clip and cap band, and a 14kt gold nib.
PFM IV - Stainless steel cap and plastic barrel, gold filled clip and plunger cap end plate and a 14kt gold nib.
PFM V - Gold plated cap and plastic barrel, gold filled clip and plunger cap end plate and a 14kt gold nib.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks or repairs. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel of the fountain pen. The fountain pen cap lip is stamped with, "SHEAFFER Made in U.S.A." This Sheaffer PFM V measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 5 5/8" posted. The pencil measures 5 1/8" inches.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, section, and feed. Hand polished the gold plated cap, trim, and 14K Fine Nib. The Sheaffer White Dot is securely attached in the clip. I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of the fountain pen. The Gold Plated Cap is in excellent condition with no dings or denting. The top of the cap does displays some very minor wear - the cap has been polished to shine brightly once again. This Sheaffer Pen has been disassembled, cleaned and inspected for any defects before reassembling.
Installed a new sac, o-ring, and point seal - all been replaced with correct reproduction parts. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should.
The Sheaffer 14K Inlay NIB has an extra-fine point measuring roughly .41mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB writes with fine to medium line/stroke. In the writing sample provided, this NIB stroke measures from .51mm to .68mm when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
The Sheaffer PFM V is one of the hardest to source. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection. I would consider this Sheaffer PFM V to easily grade in Very Fine Condition. Certainly, a collector grade that is ready to write with or add to your writing arsenal collection!
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