For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Never Inked Sheaffer Targa Slimline Fountain Pen, Model 1005S, in the 23K Gold Electroplated Finish with a Fluted pattern. This fountain pen has never been inked and always contained in the original box. I consider this fountain pen to be in New Old Stock, Mint Condition in original box with Sheaffer documentation and Never Inked.
This fountain pen was part of a purchase from a Stationary Store in Georgia where I acquired nearly 25 New Old Stock Fountain and Ballpoint Pens in the Targa design - this is just one of them.
This writing instrument is a Sheaffer Targa Slimline Fountain Pen and is model number 1005S with production beginning in 1982 till 1992. Again, this Sheaffer Targa Slimline Fountain Pen is new as it has never been inked. This Sheaffer Targa displays a 23-carat gold electroplated finish in a fluted pattern with 23-carat gold electroplated trim. It is fitted with a 14-carat solid gold nib. The cap lip is stamped, "GOLD ELECTROPLATED SHEAFFER CROWN LOGO SHEAFFER U.S.A.". This Sheaffer Targa Slimline will use either an ink converter or ink cartridges. The Ink Converter is supplied with this fountain pen which works and I have tested with water.
The cap and barrel have absolutely no damage, dents, wear to the finish. There are no personalizations to monograms to either the cap or barrel. The cap is always securing tightly to the barrel. The trim is perfect with no scratches or brassing. This fountain pen has a high-shine to the finish as they have never been inked and are in Mint, New Old Stock Condition.
This Fountain Pen measures 5 3/8" inches capped and 5 3/4" posted. The diameter of the pen at the widest point is 8.57mm. The Sheaffer Targa Fountain Pen comes with the original box with the fountain pen ink converter and Sheaffer documentation.
The Sheaffer Inlaid Nib is marked 14K Sheaffer 585 and has a medium point measuring .69mm when measuring with digital calipers. This Sheaffer 14K/585 Medium Nib shows no signs of ever being inked. I did not perform a writing sample only to keep this Fountain Pen in New Old Stock, Mint, Uninked condition for the new owner.
This Sheaffer Targa Slimline Fountain Pen in this Gold Fluted pattern is very desirable and becoming increasingly difficult to acquire, especially in New Old Stock, Never Inked condition. I would consider this Sheaffer Targa Fountain Pen to be in Mint, Never Inked, New Old Stock Condition. A marvelous addition to your writing arsenal collection.