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Is This 146 A Fake?

146 fake

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#1 maxgroebel



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 21:56

I just bought an old MB 146 on eBay, and I wonder if it is genuine.

Some things seem to be OK:

- The resine is reasonably translucent and has the ruby glow

- The letters on the ring of the cap seem OK

- Germany is engraved on the clip

- There is no serial No and no "Pix" on the clip, but I understand they did not always have that before 1990.

- What worries me is that the ornaments on the nip are simpler than the modern  ones. No ornaments above the snowflake. Or perhaps old models looked like that?

- Most of all. The nib says 14 K, but the colour of it is not golden but more brownish, so it looks more like copper or brass. Has anyone seen pens of that colour? It does not react to magnetos like a compass needle, so at least it should not be steel.

Comments anyone?


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#2 littlepen


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 22:06

Has the pen got a piston ? If so it's most likely real .

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 22:21

As far as I know, there are not 146 (with piston) counterfeit

Edited by HermetiC, 11 February 2014 - 23:35.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 22:23

Thanks both of you. Yes it has a piston.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 22:39

There are some nice 146 nib pictures on this page.



#6 Chrissy


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 22:51

If it has a proper Montblanc piston then it won't be a fake. They can produce copies that look similar, but they don't have the same insides as Mb 146 or 149 pens have.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 23:13

Early 146 nibs.



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