Gillott 303 Fountain Pen

If you enjoy drawing with Gillott 303 nib, you will love this pen. This pen lets you draw with a Gillott 303 nib and feeds ink to the nib automatically. You don't have to dip the nib. 

The Gillott 303 nib is popular with artists, illustrators, and calligraphers and has been for several hundred years. The nib is valued as a precise and flexible pointed tip nib.

You can remove the nib to replace or clean it. Just pull out the old nib and replace it with the new nib. Be sure to read Preparing dip nibs for use in our pens if you are unfamiliar with Gillott nibs. The quality of Gillott 303 nibs varies widely. 

You can add five Gillott 303 nibs to your order. 

Things to keep in mind

  • Gillott 303 nibs vary in quality. Some have tucked in edges, which make them difficult to seat properly on feeds. Check your 303 nibs carefully before using them in fountain pens
  • Gillott 303 nibs are made from spring steel, which rusts easily. Try to keep your 303 nibs dry and clean. Leaving them in a fountain pen encourages rust. 

Adjustments you can make

You can adjust the positions of the nib and feed to find the sweet spot for your pen. We try to make the nib and feed fit correctly, but you are dealing with a cheap dip nib.

Don't misunderstand, I love the Gillott 303 nib, but it is not an expensive nib and can have some surface irregularities. These might impede the match. Slide the nib back and forth on the feed and slide the feed in and out of the pen until you find the right combination that works for you. 

Using other nibs in this pen

You can use the Gillott 404 nib in this pen, which is identical to the 303 except stiffer. 


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