The saga is finally over! To the naked eye everything looks great, I can tell they replaced my clip and possibly my cap, the piston feels different as well. Most importantly, the nib. This thing writes like a dream! 149 O3B inked with MB oyster gray. Even on a poor quality steno pad it looks amazing. Please forgive the terrible photo.
Nice looking pen – I'm patiently waiting for my own to ship from La Couronne du Comte, hopefully in time to write some Christmas cards.
Now that you finally have it, were the days of your tribulation worth it? Or was your suffering in the wilderness because of the rudeness of MB all for naught?
Regardless, Merry Christmas brother!