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#1 Juanjavier

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 14:43

Hi guys! I must say I LOVE this forum. Here in Puerto Rico there is little to NO support or service or anything for fountain pens. I've only seen ONE store which marks up prices roughly %20. 

 

Anyway, this pen was given to me by my aunt about two years ago, my first fountain pen. I didn't know exactly how a fountain pen should feel, but she had this pen for probably around 20+ years or more before she gave it to me. Since I got into the fountain pen game, I can tell something's wrong. So I would like to ID the pen first, to see if maybe replacing the converter could help it.

 

The pen says Montblanc Meisterstuck Pix on the cap ring, 4810 14K gold on the nib, the barrel is NOT see through in any part ( I've read about some Monts that have an ink view window). 

 

I hope these pics help. This forum is the ONLY real source of Fountain pen information I have, other than good ol' online searching. Thanks for your help!

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 14:46

I'm afraid that looks like a fake 144.  Sorry and certainly hope I'm wrong.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 14:50

I'm afraid that looks like a fake 144.  Sorry and certainly hope I'm wrong.

 

Would any more pics help? From any particular angle? Thanks for your help!



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 14:54

 

Would any more pics help? From any particular angle? Thanks for your help!

 

Well, hopefully others will jump in and point out that once again I'm simply wrong.  More and better pics are always a help, particularly of nib, furniture, banding ...


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 14:59

It's an authentic 144 ... an old version that still has the single-tone nib. 

 

However, the pen probably needs some repair as the ring at the grip section seems loose ...

 

 

@jar: why do you think that this is a fake?


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:03

If a convertor problem is suspected, it might help to unscrew the barrel and show a pic of the convertor.
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:10

Yes a 144, pre 1990.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:10

The pen is real(144 aka classique) but looks like the section has had some aftermarket repairs.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:17

I must say I'm quite ecstatic! Pics, coming up. 



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:18

My aunt told me she replaced the nib with a finer one, at time of purchase or soon after purchase. 



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:32

It's an authentic 144 ... an old version that still has the single-tone nib. 

 

However, the pen probably needs some repair as the ring at the grip section seems loose ...

 

 

@jar: why do you think that this is a fake?

 

The end of the section with the extended feed casing.  But like I said, I'm thrilled to find I was wrong.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:37

Here are a few more pics. I'm not sure if the quality is OK, but I must say taking close up pics with an iPhone is not a winning game. 

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:39

I confess. I once took it apart to clean it, and put it back together myself, with NO idea of what I was doing. . .  don't judge! It was my first fountain pen, and it wouldn't write properly. It would write OK for a bit then write super dry, and I just couldn't handle it. So your observations about the feed section could very likely be me since I screwed around with it and who knows if I put something back in backwards. * ducks defensively*



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:41

If a convertor problem is suspected, it might help to unscrew the barrel and show a pic of the convertor.

I suspected the converter since in two different occasions I noticed ink dots around the converter itself. Very weird to find that there, so I figured that if ink is leaking from the converter, then it's not sealing properly, and maybe that could be affecting ink flow too. 



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:48

it looks authentic to me with it's monotone nib, but that band on the section does look odd. I'm not sure if it is a repair or if it has just moved along the grip slightly. I would have thought it was too small to move that distance from the edge of the grip. This band is usually found at the end of the grip, next to the nib.

 

The picture of the converter is excellent and is certainly authentic.


Edited by Chrissy, 21 March 2014 - 15:52.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:49

(Second try of my handwritten review, better quality. Somehow the uploader changed file size from 1mb to 62 kb without me knowing.)

 

It seems that I can't delete the entire post. Oops. 


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:52

it looks authentic to me with it's monotone nib, but that band on the section does look odd. I'm not sure if it is a repair or if it has just moved along the grip slightly. I would have thought it was too small to move that distance from the edge of the grip. This band is usually found at the end of the grip, next to the nib.

 

Maybe I screwed it up the one time I took the whole thing apart?



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:53

You can check to see if it is the correct convertor. Some models take a snap-in type and others a screw-in type. If the model is not correct, that could cause the ink drops.
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:55

 

The end of the section with the extended feed casing.  But like I said, I'm thrilled to find I was wrong

 

I have the same observation here. Someone please explain this. 



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 16:10

It's hard to explain without seeing the pen. Something made that edge band travel up the grip a little way. I would have thought it wasn't possible but it's clearly there to see.

 

Maybe the edge of the grip has worn and become smaller or the band has become larger and has somehow moved.

 

I think Montblanc would just repair it by replacing the whole grip at the 1st level service cost. US$80 if the OP could get it to a Montblanc service centre







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