I guess I will never know unless the experts can tell & then there would not be too many here down under so unless I need any repairs I will do as you say& just enjoy the pen.
I would think it may have been repaired like Max said, but with vintage MB's anything is possible!
Enjoy the pen!
Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:20
Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:48
No not really.i was born during the war & was lucky to survive as the house next door was bombed so I am happy that this pen survived too & will be loved & looked after.Thanks for your encouragement.
Would it change how much you liked the pen if you found out that it had been repaired back in the 1940's versus if it came out of the factory like that?
Either way it is an AWESOME original MB!
Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:26
Thank you for going to all the trouble of looking & then posting your findings?Can I assume from what you have said that the 139 pen I have has been repaired or is it possible some of the war models were made from any available parts which could have included parts without imprints.?
Do you think this devalues the pen to any extent assuming everything else is genuine?
Thanks again for your reply.
I just checked the other pictures of the auction. Nice pen and a very good price for this 139. I would say that the mechanism, for any reason, was changed in the past with a spare part mechanism. As you wrote; normally there is a imprint. From this point of view a 139 without imprint in original design is rare. I have some 138 without imprint, but not one 139 ( only the mechanism )
But all this discussion about rare or not rare is a question of philosophy.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:48
Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:54