Gillott 303 Pump Pen

If you enjoy drawing with a Gillott 303 nib, this is the pen for you.

Artists enjoy the Gillott 303 nib because it is flexible and provides a wide range of line widths. The Gillott 303 nib has been in continuous use by artists for almost 200 years. 

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 these 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 in shape and size to the Gillott 303 only stiffer, since it is meant for writing and not drawing. 


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