Eewwwwwww! Damn Lupin, we were all thinking it no doubt, but still . . . I know of a few people that have them, they all report it's a great piece of kit, although they had varying experiences with the ordering process, it is an Italian firm after all! If you're stuck for a replacement, I'd be happy to knock one up for you (Plunger and Barrel). I started making a few when mine went, they're still around somewhere . . .