I am going through my pen collection with the eagerness of the several-times-successful resaccer, looking for other pens whose sacs have expired and crumbled in their barrels.
I’ve had this Estie for years. The sac survived me and my predilection for poisonous ink since I purchased the pen, but all suffering must come to an end.
Dried crumbs of rubber were stuck inside the barrel, together with ink residue.
I spared you the rest of the images, as there were simply too many tiny scabs of rubber to peel away, and I know you are a sensitive audience.
Instead, let me give you the happy ending. I wish I could fix piston fillers, too, but I’m not that mechanically minded. Replacing sacs is an easy thrill, and a quick reward.