Ink Refill – Sierra, Gatsby, Pro-Twist Style Pen

Learn how to change the ink on your gatsby or sierra style wood pen. Changing the ink refill on your Sierra, Gatsby, or Pro-Twist handmade wooden pen relatively easy to do. These ballpoint pens are handmade wood or acrylic hand-turned pens and use a “Parker style” ink refill. Because different style pens take different style inks, it’s important to know which ink refill you need for your pen.

This style pen requires the Parker-style ink refill, which writes very smoothly. It’s definitely one of the more coveted ink cartridge styles. You can swap out the ink for a different color, or replace your ink refill when your pen runs out of ink.

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Changing Ink on Sierra, Gatsby, or Pro-Twist Style Pens

These pens are front-loading pens and contain a spring. Be careful not to lose the spring or have the spring shoot off the end of the ink refill while removing the ink.

Step 1

Grasp the pen at the band closest to the nib of the pen. Unscrew the nib of the pen carefully, as you don’t want to lose the spring inside.

Step 2

Slide the ink refill out of the body of the pen. Remove the spring from the ink refill and place it on the new ink refill. Make sure not to reverse the spring as it does have a slight taper and will affect the operation of the pen if you reverse it.

Step 3Parker Style Ink Refill

Slide the Parker style ink refill back into the body of the pen. When the ink refill is as far up in the pen as it will go, give it a small twisting action to make sure it’s seated properly.

Step 4

Re-install the nib of the pen by grasping the band and twisting the nib back onto the pen. Twist the pen to make sure it’s functioning properly.

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That’s how you replace the ink refill on a sierra, gatsby, or pro style pen.

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