No defects of any kind. The date code is 3 with one dot, indicating it was made in the third quarter of 1943. The re-tipped and re-plated parker arrow nib is a smooth, fine point.
Ready to fill with ink and go, or just look pretty in your collection. Other countries please inquire for rates and terms. This pen has been thoroughly cleaned, restored to working condition, and tested. I guarantee that, when you get it, it will hold ink and write; and i guarantee my workmanship and materials.
Vintage pens from days of yore are fragile however, and i cannot guarantee that it will work or hold ink into the future. Your care will make the difference there.
And, of course, you're going to need a bottle of good ink. I will make every effort to resolve any issues. I want to earn a 5-star rating from you.
Having grown up in a family stationery store, i came to appreciate fountain pens as an excellent example of american ingenuity, craftsmanship, and marketing, and have been collecting and tinkering with them for over thirty years.