Sailor Converter Disassembly

Sailor Converter Disassembly

Recently, I was cleaning Noodler's Black out of my Sailor 1911S to fill it with Levenger Cobalt Blue. After flushing the pen several times, the water coming out was still black, so I decided to disassemble the pen completely to hasten the cleaning.

Online I found many posts saying that that the converter could be disassembled but none showing how to disassemble it. Hopefully, this guide will help others in the same situation.




Step-by-Step Guide


1. Twist the knob to draw the piston up into the converter. Doing this first makes removing it in a later step much easier.

Sailor Converter Disassembly

2. Unscrew the silver piece holding the piston knob. It should come off easily. 
Sailor Converter Disassembly

The knob itself slides out of the silver piece, but this doesn't aid in cleaning the converter.

Sailor Converter Disassembly

3. Remove the white piece from the end of the piston rod. Be sure not to lose this piece as the converter will not function without it.


Sailor Converter Disassembly


4. Carefully slide the piston rod from the reservoir. If you followed the first step, this should be fairly easy.

Now you can flush the converter and apply silicone grease if necessary.

Sailor Converter Disassembly
5. Assemble the converter by following the inverse of the above steps.

6. This step is optional and only required for a full cleaning of the pen. To remove the nib and feed unit from the pen, cautiously turn it in order to ease it from the section; then, you should carefully pull the unit out.

Sailor Converter Disassembly


Once you've done this, soak it thoroughly in water. I recommend using an ink sample vial to do this.


Sailor Converter Disassembly

Hopefully, you found this guide useful. If you have any questions or your own method of disassembly, please comment below.














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2 comments:

  1. What is the best way to apply silicone before reassembly?

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