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Heavily modified Zebra f701

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by rickinFL, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. DRPoolio

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    My apologies for the dumb question in light of all the good information that has already been shared in this thread. I just received my F701 and while I'm not ready to start modding it I would like to swap out the refill for something with a bolder smoother line. The standard .7 feels very scratchy to me. I can't seem to find a bolder 701 refill on Amazon made by Zebra. Can someone recommend either a bolder line refill by Zebra or perhaps a gel refill that would work in the 701?

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  2. Tesla

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    Jetpens.com has the bold refills:
     
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  3. victograph

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    Beginning the change over. Moving from my F301 to the 701. Just need to do the mods. Thanks for the thread.


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    Thanks Tesla
     
  5. MoighonFweeman

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    I've been looking at the Zebra pens, and I seriously love the shape of them. However, does anyone know if you can get them to take Parker refills? I have a ton of them left, but I just lost my last Parker pen.

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  6. victograph

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    A post by nil back in 2009 talked about the Parker refill for the 701. It's in the pens pencils and notebook covers thread
    Also check the pen refill comparability thread.
    Hope it works for you


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  7. PBJS II

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    Beyond removing the plastic insert in the nose piece I know not.
     
  8. victograph

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    Follow Up. Finished two modified 701 pens. I kept the F402 rubber on the barrels and converted them to gel refills. Had to cut the plastic nose cone piece down to allow the gel refill to fit and shorten the bottom spring. The leftover 402 barrels worked perfectly as a center core to carry a small roll of gaffers tape. [​IMG]


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  9. ran23
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    A few of use have put the Parker style Fisher refill in them, so an actual Parker should work.
     
  10. Tesla

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    No, it won't. The Parker refill is 3.875", whereas the Fisher refill is 3.5". That's why the Fisher refill comes with an adapter to make it as long as a Parker refill
     
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    forgot about that, did that mod years ago.
     
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    Anyone have copies of the pics from the beginning of this thread?
     
  13. rickinFL

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    Brass with gel insert


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    RickinFL. Thanks for the repost. I followed your guide and now have two modded 701 pens.


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  15. PBJS II

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    Love that brass up there /\
     
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    M701. Clip and collar swap. Maratac Technician tool gets a modded Itoya refill and 701 tip.
     
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