How to Disassemble a Parker Cap

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How to Disassemble a Parker Cap
Disassembling a Parker pen's cap can be quite tricky. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

As surprising as it may be to some people, there is an entire pen collector subculture that revolves around the repair and preservation of these oftentimes valuable writing instruments. Those who are just starting out should remember that most old pens, like Parker pens, are damaged not because of improper storage, but rather due to mishandled repairs. This is particularly true when trying to disassemble the pen's cap. Above all, try not to be too forceful while taking the pen apart.

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Things you need

  • Parker pen
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Blow dryer (optional)

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  1. 1

    Twist the barrel of the pen, holding the clutch ring and cap end of the pen as you do so, to separate the two pieces of the pen. If you're finding it difficult to do so, use a blow dryer to heat the hood of the pen where it comes together with the clutch ring, about one-third of the way down from the cap. This should make it simpler to unscrew the two pieces.

  2. 2

    Continue twisting the hood and the cap end of the pen in a back-and-forth (clockwise to counterclockwise) motion until the two parts come apart. Sit the hood aside until you're ready to reassemble the pen.

  3. 3

    Use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the end screw on the cap, thereby allowing you to disassemble the cap.

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