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Mont Blanc 22 From Ebay- Opinions?
Posted 08 December 2017 - 00:14
Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:43
If these are the sellers photos they are ver poorly presented for starters. Just viewing them the pen looks well used. For one in really good condition your probably looking at around $120-150. I found one for sale on Peyton street pens website for $140 and the photos show it is excellent condition. If I was looking to buy that particular model I would seriously consider that one.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 14:58
Ill be looking at Peyton Street pens now that youve mentioned them.
Posted 08 December 2017 - 16:05
Overall it looks in "okay" shape. I think "near flawless" is a bit of a stretch.
I'd be concerned about the barrel connector in that pen. With discoloration on the outer ring, which should be blue, the connector may be split/cracked (as they are prone to do) allowing ink to get on the outer ring (see breakout below).
Also, something looks odd with the nib placement. It looks inset too far which I think would be impossible if it is the correct nib (I may be wrong about that). It could just be the angle of the pic.
Posted 08 December 2017 - 16:20
The 22s i have seen have a slip-on cap, where the pen on the picture looks as if it has a screw on cap.
I thought maybe a 32 with a 22 section and nib.
The ink window on my 22 also looks different compared to the pen on the photo.
Edited by farmdogfan, 08 December 2017 - 16:21.
Posted 08 December 2017 - 16:25
Im also noticing some more differences when compared to photos of a 22. Could it be possible that the pen was refurbished/repaired by someone who didnt use the correct parts? At any rate I asked if the seller would be able to provide me with a photo of the pen(specifically the connector) and hopefully that would shed some light and what exactly It is.
At the very least this has definitely been a learning experience.
Edited by sierrabravo, 08 December 2017 - 16:41.
Posted 08 December 2017 - 23:06
After I received the new photo from the seller I did some additional research and also came to believe that it is some variation of the 32. So sad to say the deal did seem a bit too good to be true. But at least I was able to help the seller figure out what they really had.
On a side note, besides Peyton Street pens, what other online retailers that deal with these model pens would be recommended.
Thanks again everyone for the help with this issue.