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Mont Blanc 344 - How To Repair Broken Barrel

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#1 old-scribbler

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 03:41

I have an old Mont Blanc 344, used for many years, but now cracked right across the barrel more or less at the joint between the clear section and the lower part.

 

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I have tried cyanoacrylate, which failed after a while probably because it's not waterproof; recently tried solvent welding with acetone but no joy.

Grateful for any repair suggestions.
If it's a hopeless case, would be good to know which other models would have a compatible barrel, e.g. 24x, 14x, as they seem to be somewhat rare (and very expensive!)
Also curious about its age.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:47

I'm afraid it's such a catastrophic break, that it's virtually unrepairable? It's at a stress point and any repair will likely fail again. I'd guess it's 1950's/1960's?

 

There are master technicians who can repair this sort of thing, using liners etc, or fabricating new components - but it's an understandably expensive job - on a relatively low value pen?

 

Parts pens are your best bet, for getting a replacement barrel.

Yes, they are expensive! But it's quite a common model, so you may hit lucky.

 

Good luck



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:53

Would a 342 (1st series, orange window) barrel fit?

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 13:19

Would a 342 (1st series, orange window) barrel fit?

 

The 342 and 344 were identical, apart from their size.

 

Unfortunately, I think the 342 part would be too small.







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