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Sheaffer Balance 400 "Commandant" - Brown Striated, Military Clip, Lever, Extra Fine #3 Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Sheaffer Balance 500 "Admiral" with a military clip from the 1940s. This 5-1/8 pen is a lever filler with a brown striated body and cap with gold plated trim. Extra fine 14k #3 nib.  The barrel has an old personalization that is partially rubbed out.   Excellent condition, fully restored and working well.

SKU: 19943
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Type  Vintage fountain pen in excellent working condition

Product Name  Sheaffer Balance "Commandant" 400. Circa 1938, pens got model names and this one would be "Commandant." It would have cost $4.00, and it does have the 400 imprint. This was the only military cap model with "Sheaffer's" on the clip.

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer USA -- 1941-42, these are the official years the military clip was used but it could be from a bit later.

Length  5-1/8"

Filling System  Lever filling system which we have fully restored with a new sac. It's working perfectly.

Color  Brown striated with gold trim and the military style clip.  There is a see-through amber viewing window on the feed.  There is a partially rubbed out personalization on the barrel.

Nib  EXTRA FINE 14k #3 nib. 

Condition  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, dents, or dings.  This is a lovely, shiny, short pen in a classic design.  The barrel has marks caused by the cap lip and some long thin scratch lines that run the length of the barrel  The end of the barrel has a cluster small scratches (they aren't bite marks).  An old personalization on the barrel has been almost completely removed and is very hard to see.  The cap looks excellent.  The cap ring has plating wear.  The clip has plating wear along the bottom edge.  The back of the clip has a few small pits.  The viewing window is slightly discolored (darkened).  The imprints are clear.





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SKU 19943
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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