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Help Me Spot Year Of Manufacturing And Model!?

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#1 HegnerRJ

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 15:26

Dear friends,

 

Just got a Montblanc as a gift and serial number is MR3085407 is it possible to tell the year of manufacturing and model ?

 

​Thanking in advance, 



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#2 kuli1961

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 20:07

Can U post some pictures, please? (One good picture replaces a thousand words...)



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 20:19

Can U post some pictures, please? (One good picture replaces a thousand words...)

 

Absolutely!

Thanks!

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 20:32

http://www.fountainp...montblanc-149s/

 

one of the bets threads on here...



#5 TheRealMikeDr

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 20:37

Looks to be a 146 - you'll need to show some close up shots of the feed for us to get a shot at the date.



#6 kuli1961

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 20:38

Hm, my humble "knowledge" if there is any, says: possible MB 146 (LeGrand?), Platinum line possibly (the picture looks to me too grey-blue-ish) and I cannot determine for sure, whether it's gold or platinum plating (trim) on the rings&clip. Nib also looks legit duo tone.

Anyway, real experts (which i am not!) here may give you more info on the pen.

Any closer determination requires a pic of the feeder (side and below). If it appears to be genuine, a writing sample would be appreciated.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 20:38

Looks like a platinum plated 146. I can't recall how long they have made these, but several years at least.

#8 HegnerRJ

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 21:04

Here are more pics guys. Sorry, but they were taken with my iPhone and an incorrect white balance adjust  so they're yellowish when it's actually more to silver/platina color.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 21:06

Looks to be a 146 - you'll need to show some close up shots of the feed for us to get a shot at the date.

 

Just posted above  :)


Edited by HegnerRJ, 05 December 2017 - 21:06.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 21:11

Hm, my humble "knowledge" if there is any, says: possible MB 146 (LeGrand?), Platinum line possibly (the picture looks to me too grey-blue-ish) and I cannot determine for sure, whether it's gold or platinum plating (trim) on the rings&clip. Nib also looks legit duo tone.

Anyway, real experts (which i am not!) here may give you more info on the pen.

Any closer determination requires a pic of the feeder (side and below). If it appears to be genuine, a writing sample would be appreciated.

 

Thank you so much! Just posted some pics...it seems is a 146.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 22:08

Thanks for the pen pics/writing sample

Yes, 146 Platinum line/plated. I have the same (purchased in January 2017 in Bolzano, Italy- genuine pen, box and papers, never inked, just dipped for testing), F size. Swap? Hardly, U're from Brasil (South America), I am from Bosnia (Europe, Balkans Peninsula) -customs (at least mine) will skin me!  :wacko:

Regards the feeder/ pen age- my knowledge does not go that far. Experts' opinion is inevitable.

Anyway, enjoy using this lovely pen!



#12 HegnerRJ

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 23:00

Thanks for the pen pics/writing sample

Yes, 146 Platinum line/plated. I have the same (purchased in January 2017 in Bolzano, Italy- genuine pen, box and papers, never inked, just dipped for testing), F size. Swap? Hardly, U're from Brasil (South America), I am from Bosnia (Europe, Balkans Peninsula) -customs (at least mine) will skin me!  :wacko:

 Customs fees here are very high but I could ship anyway...the problem is your taxes there :(

 

Regards the feeder/ pen age- my knowledge does not go that far. Experts' opinion is inevitable.

Anyway, enjoy using this lovely pen!

 

Thank you for your kind reply.

Best,



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:08

It looks like a platinum plated Meisterstück 146 although I originally wondered if it could have been a 147 because I couldn't see the ink view window. I'm on my laptop though and the screen is smaller.

 

I assume you've filled it from a bottle so you know it's a piston filler. I wish my unused EF nib was a M.  :unsure:

 

I don't think they manufactured them as platinum plated before this century.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:32

I'm with Chrissy.

 

What does the warranty leaflet say?


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:58

I'm with Chrissy.

 

What does the warranty leaflet say?

 

I have no leaflet since it was a gift and it's pre owned :(



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:00

It looks like a platinum plated Meisterstück 146 although I originally wondered if it could have been a 147 because I couldn't see the ink view window. I'm on my laptop though and the screen is smaller.

 

I assume you've filled it from a bottle so you know it's a piston filler. I wish my unused EF nib was a M.  :unsure:

An EF it's all I want :(

 

I don't think they manufactured them as platinum plated before this century.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:06

Here are more pics guys. Sorry, but they were taken with my iPhone and an incorrect white balance adjust  so they're yellowish when it's actually more to silver/platina color.

 

Great 146 pen, enjoy! As to the nib I think M suits well to your handwriting. F is not significantly different from M (talking about MB nibs). If you wish something thinner try EF.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:09

 

Great 146 pen, enjoy! As to the nib I think M suits well to your handwriting. F is not significantly different from M (talking about MB nibs). If you wish something thinner try EF.

 

So EF it's what I need....thanks for sharing this!

If you know some trusted place where I can order one let me know. I don't want to send it to Montblanc and wait forever.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:24

 

So EF it's what I need....thanks for sharing this!

If you know some trusted place where I can order one let me know. I don't want to send it to Montblanc and wait forever.

 

I don't know about an independent source of MB nibs. ... and yes, the waiting period can be longer than you wish. 


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