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Mb 149 90Th Anniversary Owners - Need Help


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#1 penwala

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 17:31

I just got the pen and as soon as I get home I will post pictures- but can someone who has pen confirm the color of the barrel? My pen has a black/dark grey metal barrel and I thought all barrels were made of brass-:(
Also - what was the retail for this pen at the time it came out?

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#2 zaddick

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 17:36

149 barrels are black plastic. Am I not understanding your question?

I think retail in 2014 was $930 for a 149 90th anniversary.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 17:59

I meant when i twist open the bottom part of the pen to fill up with ink -there is a metal/brass part of the piston - my regular 149 has this - but in the 90th edition - it seems to be grey metal.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 19:10

The piston ring should be rose gold plated and the inner threads brass. I have not seen a grey coated pen unless you are talking about the ruthenium plated 90th skeleton 149. 

 

I suppose a photo would add clarity.



#5 Fountainpencrazy

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 20:26

Are you talking about the threads of the piston? We've not seen any fakes using a piston filling system.

 

As zaddick said, pics will help.


Edited by Fountainpencrazy, 16 May 2018 - 20:27.


#6 Chrissy

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 21:36

No Montblanc Meisterstück 90th Anniversary 149 pen barrels are made of brass.

 

Does your pen have an ink window in the resin of the barrel near to the section, and does it have the correct Montblanc internal piston that travels up and down inside the barrel, and fills the pen with ink as you twist it?

 

Or does the "bottom cone part" completely screw off to show that there is a converter inside the barrel?


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#7 penwala

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:05

Here is the pictures
https://imgur.com/a/9syYZBp

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:17

So the question is about the exposed piston threads. I don't have a 90th 149 handy, but nothing looks wrong with the pen. I am assuming the piston operates without issue.

Hopefully someone with a 90th 149 can check their threads.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:25

Arent the piston threads are supposed to be made of brass?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:47

Arent the piston threads are supposed to be made of brass?


They could easily be coated.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:22

They could easily be coated.


Interesting point. I had not considered it. I thought someone had installed an older piston assembly. Are piston assemblies interchangeable?

Edited by meiers, 17 May 2018 - 02:47.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:44

They could easily be coated.

 

Coated with what?  Ink?  Spray paint?  

 

Pen looks legit.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:50

I agree... the black piston threads look unusual. Could it be an older piston assembly that was used to replace the original?

Edited by meiers, 17 May 2018 - 02:51.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:55

I agree... the black piston threads look unusual. Could it be an older piston assembly that was used to replace the original?

 

That's what I'm thinking.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:56

The funny thing is that the piston is definitely metal ! Its not plastic

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:09

They could easily be coated.


Why coat? Dont forget there is a brand new m sticker on - and there is absolutely no hint of ink anywhere - even in the windows so there is no possibility of it being used.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:33

Why coat? Dont forget there is a brand new m sticker on - and there is absolutely no hint of ink anywhere - even in the windows so there is no possibility of it being used.


1. A pen can be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned.
2. The presence of a sticker does not mean the pen is new.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:38

I sincerely apologize and I don't mean to create a duplicate thread - can you please confirm the color of your piston threads?

I just recently got one and I need to know if this is authentic -

https://imgur.com/a/9syYZBp

 

The last picture has a picture of the exposed piston threads.

 

Does yours look the same?
THank you !!



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:44

Responding by request. The threads on my 149 90th are dark silver, but I think that is the treatment, as the grain of the threads is brassy coloured. Obviously it is rather difficult to verify over a photography due to lighting etc...however, the thing that looks a little odd to me is the feed. On mine, and my other 149 I owned, the feed, especially with the very modern 90th Anno. was quite wide, not showing nearly as much of the underside of the nib. 

 

Again, as usual the question of legitimacy for 149s is a factor, and a big question that should be asked is where it was acquired from. I haven't seen that many legit 149 90th Anniversary models on the second hand market, but that could just be my limited exposure recently.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:00

 
Coated with what?  Ink?  Spray paint?  
 
Pen looks legit.


MB could have manufactured the pen with a dark coating to change the look. This is why I was hoping someone had a 90th 149 handy to have a quick look.

I did not mean it was ink or someone personally customized the pen. I would have thought it was brass color of someone just asked me, but maybe MB varied the pen for this special edition? It was just a thought (not a declaration of fact) as the pen does not look like a fake.






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