How to retrofit your Gucci Pen to accept a Cross refill

How to retrofit your Gucci Pen to accept a Cross refill

How to retrofit your Gucci Pen to accept a Cross refill

Do you have a vintage Gucci Gold on Sterling Silver Ballpoint pen and can't find a replacement ink refill for it? This tweak might just revive your old favorite again!

I have found that you may use a Cross format C1 refill in your Gucci pen, but you will need to make a few modifications to the original design.

  1. The hole in the Gucci pen tip is slightly smaller than the diameter of the Cross refill.  You will need to enlarge the hole, using a file tool until you are able to slide the Cross refill freely through the hole.
  2. Next, you will want to pull the empty Gucci refill out of the threaded metal plug on the end.
  3. Remove the threaded plastic plug off the new Cross refill.  You will find that it is a little bit shorter than the original Gucci refill. This is where some Cotton Ball material will come in handy to bridge the gap in the plug.  Roll up a small ball of it and push it up into the metal plug, followed with the Cross refill.  Do this until you get a right fit when the pen it put back together.
  4. If you find the Cross refill being too loose and not being gripped by the threaded plug, use some Scotch Tape to increase the diameter of the refill and produce a more snug fit.

I hope you will get this tweak to work and be able to enjoy your Favorite Gucci pen for many more years to come!