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  1. Please excuse me if I am posting this in the wrong group. I have very limited knowledge of such pens, but I am looking to purchase an early Montblanc Safety Pen. Any thoughts, recommendations and advice is greatly received. I do own the modern day equivalent of the Heritage 1912, but an original would really be special. Also from looking through various discussions on FPN I see that their are some great people on here who can repair and restore these beauties. On the off chance someone is looking to sell one I would be very interested in finding out more. Many thanks in advanced.
  2. Hi! Ive been the owner of both pens for quite some time (less than a year still) and I begin to think about re-adjusting the pens in my current collection. So far, Ive sold two 149 as the size doesnt suit my daily use. But I cant decide between platinum trim 146 and 1912. The 1912 is unique and perhaps in its own league. I used 1912 along with pelikan m800 for a while and decided to sell the pelikan. 1912 is, in my hand ymmv, just a better writing instrument (except complex filling system and a bit of what seems like an erosion inside the cap). The 146 feels slightly more reliable. Nib is decent, but lacking character if compared to 1912. Im leaning towards selling 146 as it might be more easily replaced by other pens, and is easy to acquire. (Also because I have some WEs, basically the same sizewise) But then again, it is classic and simple enough that I wanna keep. Which one do you think is a keeper?
  3. Uncial

    Quiet Little Changes?

    This concerns the 1912 and the black Rouge et Noir. I was in my local MB shack and looking at pens I could't afford and drooling. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that they had a little row of black Rouge et Noir's and as I looked at them I noticed some of them had a more tapered piston nob. So I asked the staff to reach a few of them out of the case for me and lo and behold, some of them posted perfectly securely and some of them didn't post at all. Now I avoided this pen because all the reviews said it didn't post, but curiosity got the better of me and I asked the staff member if a small change had been made to the pen and they told me, yes. They also told me it wasn't the only one that had changed in recent months and pulled out a 1912 to demonstrate how an inner cap ring had been scratching the barrel and had now been removed on some newer models! Now I know the staff at the boutiques aren't always that accurate with their information, so I thought I would flag this here to see if there is any truth to it or if the Rouge et Noir simply has some variance in manufacturing that allows some of the caps to post securely. I can assure you that the pen I looked at posted securely. This same boutique told me quite a while ago that although the cap of the 1912 did post but shouldn't be posted due to a possible cracking issue - which I think is true as I've read about that issue here. But can anyone confirm or deny the rest of these possible quiet changes?
  4. Hi all, Congrats to those who have bought a 1912, I have had mine since the 10th Aug '13 with a fine nib and I love it, it writes fantastically, could not be happier with the performance... I am having some problems with quite obvious wear in a ring all the way around the body the pen, the ring is about 34mm from the cap threads at the 'top' of the pen, or 76mm from the 'bottom' / piston end. It is covered by the cap when it's on place. Based on the photo below (thanks to KJY) I think it is around the metal (? - shows up as non-translucent on the IR) ring which seems to be rubber coated on the inside of the cap. It feels less smooth as I run my finger over it, but not like a gouge, it feels worn down. Has anyone had anything similar? I'm dropping by an MB boutique next week, I'll get their opinion and report back. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/9878621566_7fc153f2d9_z.jpg1912 wear 002 by Bigeddie100, on Flickr http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/9878588145_14afa3ee15_z.jpg1912 wear 003 by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
  5. CitricScorpion

    Odd Heritage 1912

    Good day everyone. First post here Some days ago I purchased a Montblanc Heritage 1912 from a lady in Germany. This is my first Montblanc pen and I love the design. Unfortunately the pen did not come with a box or service booklet, but at the time I didn't think that would be an issue. The pen arrived and looked brand new: no microscratches or any blemishes. Nothing indicates the pen has even been filled or dipped in ink. Not even the infamous capping mark around the barrel was present (However, after capping the pen a few times I can see minor blemishes). But the pen wouldn't write. After some testing it looks like it's a problem with the nib tipping. Ink does come out when I hold the tip to a napkin, but not on anything else. Not on cheap copy paper or on Clairefontaine. In fact, even when I dip the nib in ink it will not write a single stroke. After inspecting the nib it looks like there is something seriously wrong with the tipping. I've attached some pictures (Sorry for the poor quality, I am using my phone with a taped on 20x Belomo loupe to take them). Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like a production fault and not a user-made fault. Not quite sure what my options are. I thought of emailing Montblanc about the nib and see if they can still do something for me, if it really is a production error. (Despite not having a warranty). Perhaps I could give them the serial number and it would show up as being produced less than two years ago (it's a relatively new pen). But here's the kicker, It has no serial number. The pen looks absolutely authentic to me. The retractable nib/piston mechanism works flawless and feels very smooth. It has the ''Made in germany'' under the clip. The star has that subtle but beautiful shimmer. Pictures of the pen are below. Notice the pictures of the two side of the cap band, where the serial number is supposed to be. I am quite sure this is a genuine pen, but find the missing number odd. All the Montblancs I've seen, genuine or cheap Chinese counterfeit, had a serial number. Does anyone know something about this? Thank you for your time. http://i.imgur.com/WIn3FWN.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/KHqSF15.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/PSRQIav.jpg http://i.imgur.com/du8WSVX.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/O3zq8uM.jpg http://i.imgur.com/76FD29G.jpg?1
  6. Hi all So I currently write with a superbly adjusted Raden Vanishing Point with a fine nib from Richard Binder. I am always looking at other pens and often drool over many of them. I would like your thoughts on this..... For my second purchase and indeed second fountain pen, do I go for the MB149 which I so like, or the new 1912 Heritage edition? The 149 appeals to me because of its size and indeed 'reputation' and even its Heritage is already established. The new 1912 appeals to me because of the twist mechanism and it does not half look good! lol. However, its means unscrewing the cap AND twisting to get the nib out which may become really 'painful' over time. Secondly, I am thinking of getting a Medium nib too in either of those, this is something I am still 'discussing' with myself at the moment. Your comments please.... Thanks, Rich.

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