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Mont Blanc Nib Alignment Issue

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#1 Dillonjamesbrown

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 18:59

I have a Mont Blanc 159, from the early 90's and the nib is ever so slightly misaligned which is leading so some feed issues. It's unlikely that it will require a new nib or anything, can anybody suggest a ball park figure for the cost of a service? Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated

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#2 Steve Browne

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 19:05

I think they have a fixed price for servicing, around £60.  I spoke to MB about having the nib changed on my 149 (April 2014) and was quoted £205. I was also told that the cost is due to go up in May!



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 19:11

Yeah I know they are expensive to replace, it's just offset to the right half a mm or so I imagine it will just involve taking out and resetting in the feed, a job that to be honest I think is ridiculous that I can't do myself. On of the reasons my edc pen is a lamy safari, nothing you can't fix yourself on it

#4 Dillonjamesbrown

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 19:12

And thanks for the speedy response, I was told fpn was the place to go

#5 Steve Browne

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 19:27

There's a thread on FPN "Pulling a 149 nib" - it could be helpful as it discusses tools etc.  You may feel it is better use of your hard earned cash to go that route?



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 19:34

I have a Mont Blanc 159, from the early 90's and the nib is ever so slightly misaligned which is leading so some feed issues. It's unlikely that it will require a new nib or anything, can anybody suggest a ball park figure for the cost of a service? Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated

a Mont Blanc 159, from the early 90's??? 

are you sure about the model number?


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#7 Dillonjamesbrown

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:56

Ahh of course a 149, silly mistake

#8 Blade Runner

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 00:07

You might be able to gently fix it yourself.  Otherwise a good nib tech would be my recommendation.   



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:32

You might also consider making contact with John Sorowka who is on FPN as Oxonian. He sorted my 149 nib a while ago which had feed issues and he also ground the nib to an OB. This is the best writing pen I have ever had - the man is a genius!

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:56

I would second John Sorowka.  He has just swapped the nib on my wife's silver Soliatire Doue.  He's made an excellent job of it and I suspect he will not charge you the cost of an MB service to adjust your nib and feed.

 

Good luck,

 

Tim







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