Dropped by after viewing a pre-loved (possible) 146 in a local shop.
It's up for sale for £150, but subject to offers.
It comes in a nice square box with a bottle of black ink (dated 2013, use by?). The inside of the box is somewhat stained by different colours of ink in the pen storage and bottle storage areas, as though the ink bottle has been replaced when the bottle was wet or the pen put away or taken out by inky fingers.
There is a GERMANY mark on the cap ring, a blue/grey non-slatted ink window and MONTBLANC MEISTERSTUCK 146 on the barrel, but I have yet to get the pen to 'glow red' when a torch is used, and I think it could be of a pre-pix and serial number vintage.
The nib is full gold, marked 4810 (M) 14C and non-magnetic.
A demonstration shows it will expel and draw ink when the mechanism is unscrewed/screwed revealing a black, plastic thread under the gold ring.
General wisdom on here says that the piston fillers are too complicated/expensive to reproduce, and the better option is for cartridge/converter pens to be made instead, but is that still the case?
I may go back for a second look later today and provide pictures (if permitted) to help confirm or debunk its authenticity.
Any advice would be welcome, I may then go onto how to get my Parker Falcon to write consistently....
Edited by Milowokie, 07 February 2018 - 15:52.