Nibs: Pelikan Interchangeability Chart

(This page revised June 22, 2016)

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Beginning with its first fountain pens in 1929, Pelikan has featured interchangeable nib units. Initially, nib interchangeability was not intended for the customer; rather, it was to make dealers’ lives easier by allowing them to offer a variety of nib styles without having to stock a complete pen for each style. When a customer chose a pen, the dealer would install the desired nib unit into it for the customer. Today, however, many users want to interchange their own nib. This page provides a reference to nib interchangeability in Souverän and Tradition models (M-series fountain pens).

Pen with nib removed

There is more historical information about Pelikan’s early interchangeable nibs here.

Some — but not all — models’ nibs can fit into other models. This chart lays out which modern nibs fit which pens. Some models’ nibs will fit into the Pelikan 140 and most 400-series pens from the 1950s onward as well; these nibs are so noted in the chart.

Inches
1.0
0.5
0.0
–0.5
M150 nib M200 nib M250 nib M300 nib M400 nib M600 nib M700 nib M800 nib M1000 nib
M150 M200 M250 M300 M400 M600 M700 M800 M1000

This nib… …will fit into these pens.

M100 M100, MC120, M120, M150, M101N, M2xx, M4xx, M6xx, M7xx Toledo, M70xx Majesty, “1931” and “1935” LEs
M101N M101N, M120, M2xx, M4xx, M6xx, M7xx Toledo, M70xx Majesty, “1931” and “1935” LEs
M120 M101N, M120, M2xx, M4xx, M6xx, M7xx Toledo, M70xx Majesty, “1931” and “1935” LEs
M150 M100, MC120, M120, M150, M101N, M2xx, M4xx, M6xx, M7xx Toledo, M70xx Majesty, “1931” and “1935” LEs
M2xx M101N, M120, M2xx, M4xx, M6xx, M7xx Toledo, M70xx Majesty, “1931” and “1935” LEs
M3xx M3xx
M4xx M101N, M120, M2xx, M4xx, M6xx, M7xx Toledo, M70xx Majesty, “1931” and “1935” LEs
M6xx M6xx, M70xx Majesty
M7xx Toledo M101N, M120, M2xx, M4xx, M6xx, M7xx Toledo, M70xx Majesty, “1931” and “1935” LEs
M8xx M8xx, M9xx Toledo
M9xx Toledo M8xx, M9xx Toledo
M10xx M10xx
M70xx Majesty M6xx, M70xx Majesty
“1931” and “1935” LEs M101N, M120, M2xx, M4xx, M6xx, M7xx Toledo, M70xx Majesty, “1931” and “1935” LEs

Note
Note
The fact that a given nib fits into a given pen should not be taken to imply that the aesthetics of the combination will be pleasing to you. For example, you can put an M215 nib into an M600, but the nib is slightly smaller than the “correct” nib, and the unplated stainless steel may not look attractive next to the M600’s gold furniture.
CAUTION
CAUTION
The P200 cartridge/converter model, introduced in 2014, uses a nib unit that is unique to that model. This nib unit will fit mechanically into any pen that accepts M200 nibs, but it will prevent the piston from working properly. M-series nib units that will fit the M200 will also fit the P200, but they will not work properly in the P200 because they lack the piercing tube that projects from the back end of the P200’s feed.
Notes:
  1. This nib also fits most vintage 140, 400, 400N, and 400NN pens and the old-style (pre-1997) M600. This nib does not fit M1xx pens (M100, MC120, M150). It will screw into these pens, but it is longer and is likely to collide with the end of the inner cap when you cap the pen. It does not fit vintage 400-series pens that use a slip-fit (unthreaded) nib unit.

  2. This nib also fits most vintage 140, 400, 400N, and 400NN pens and the old-style (pre-1997) M600. It does not fit vintage 400-series pens that use a slip-fit (unthreaded) nib unit.

  3. This nib does not fit M120, M2xx, M4xx, etc., vintage 140, 400, 400N, and 400NN, or the old-style (pre-1997) M600. It will screw into these pens, but it is longer than the correct nib and is likely to collide with the end of the inner cap when you cap the pen.


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