The PFM came in five principal models, varying by cap and trim color. What we have here is the PFM II. 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 endplate, and a 14kt gold nib.
PFM V - Gold plated cap and plastic barrel, gold-filled clip and plunger cap endplate, 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 II measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 5 5/8" posted.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, section, and feed. Hand polished the Stainless cap, Clip, and Palladium Silver Broad 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 Stainless Steel Cap is in magnificent condition with dents. Installed a new rubber sac, o-ring, and point seal - all been replaced with correct reproduction parts. This Sheaffer Pen has been disassembled, cleaned, and inspected for any defects before reassembling.
The PFM has the Snorkel Touchdown Filling System. We replaced the point seal, o-ring, and added a new rubber sac. The snorkel tube moves freely and the Touchdown filling system draws ink as it should.
Sheaffer Palladium Silver Inlay NIB has a Broad point measuring roughly 1.18mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB writes with a Medium to Double Broad line/stroke. In the writing sample provided, this line variations measures from .62mm on the horizontal strokes to 1.25mm on downward strokes when measuring with digital calipers. The nib performs very smoothly when creating the writing sample. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
The Sheaffer PFM II is a difficult PFM to source generally speaking. I would consider this Sheaffer PFM II set to grade in Excellent+ Condition. Certainly, a collector grade set that is ready to write with or add to your writing arsenal collection!
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