The old set:
FP and BP:
The clips, note the ball insert to form the clip's gripping tab on both the pens:
Heat Stamping on the BP Barrel:
Stamping on the FP cap: Lamy2000 W. Germany
The wonderful OB nib, 18Kt:
Nib Grade OB stamped on the section:
The Lamy logo L on the knob end:
Comparing the older L2k to my other L2k that I bought new in 2004, F nib:
Ink view window, newer one on the left:
The dried M16 refill found on the BP, a new M16 fitted the pen perfectly!
Some pictures of the entrails in the older pen:
Notice the proprietary folded rubber seal on the lip of the barrel threads, a similar seal is found on the MB 72/74 etc... Newer ones have an O-ring. Rubber seal on the piston, and the transparent anti rotation guide, it is black opaque on the newer ones.
The piston was slightly stiff, expected from a very old pen like this. Disassembly was straight forward and the piston is very smooth now. Did a disassembly and some cleaning of the forepart(did not take pictures) and the pen writes like a champ. The flow regulator on the feed is green in color!
I have been using the set for the last one week. I usually have a tough time using a left Oblique nib, but somehow this nib is superb to use and the pen makes a wonderful line with some line variation.
Edited by hari317, 23 July 2012 - 18:59.