The front end of this pen is quite similar to the first sort of Soyuz I was able to examine; a hooded pen with an oddly flexible point. The main point of difference lies in the filler, as this variant on the Soyuz theme has a relatively standard screw-operated piston-filler concealed under its barrel. This is a rig which is frequently called a “captive converter”, in as much as the piston doesn’t actually contact the barrel. The only functional drawback to this set-up is a rather reduced volume of ink available, although this pen doesn’t suffer too much from that since this is not a true captive converter (in which a converter is in fact glued into what would otherwise be a cartridge pen).
Production Run: Due to the filler, I’m inclined to say newer than the accordion-filler, but I have no basis for that.
Cost When New: No idea.
Size: Desk version; 16.2 cm long.
Point: Steel? “Not gold” is all I can really say with certainty.
Filler: Piston, capacity approx. 1.3 ml.
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