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Mont Blanc Carrera Piston Filler


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So, I was recently given a Mont Blanc Carrera as a gift, and I understand that they were a cheaper pen made in the 1970's marketed towards younger people (people who would actually paint a 911 Carrera bright orange), but all of the examples I've ever seen were cartridge or converter filled pens and the one I have is a piston filler with a black blind cap (picture below).

 

Was this a special version, or did they just make a whole bunch of version (and I just haven't seen any)?

 

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/5176/imag0194p.jpg

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do you have a picture with the cap open, showing the nib?

 

Thanks!

 

 

Picture of the nib and grip section:

 

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4517/imag0195yi.jpg

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Great pen, congrats!

 

I think the Carrera design is excellent and should be re-visited.

 

Two piston filler examples at Penboard.de, 15th item on page and last item:

http://penboard.de/shop/searchdb?srchvaluedb=carrera&db_seller=0

 

 

And a Burgundy carrera pistonfiller, not a great photo:

http://www.millersantiquesguide.com/items/8350/rare-1970s-montblanc-carrera-burgundy-piston-filler-with/

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Another interesting discussion of the Carrera and other "entry-level vintage Montblanc pens". See link below.

I had a Montblanc Junior from 1972, and it was purchased for about $12.00, originally. My pen was a piston filler, made for Montblanc by a contract manufacturer, can't recall the name.

Not sure if the Carrera was also a pen model made for Montblanc, or if it was done "in house".

May find some information here:

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/196207-any-montblanc-schooleconomy-class-pen-collectors-here/

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Hi,

 

A lot of student pens like the Carrera in the 70's were done by Mustchler. They were quite good. I used to have a C/C Carrera. I don't think I have ever seen a piston-filled version before. Nice pen, enjoy!

 

Dillon

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Hi,

 

A lot of student pens like the Carrera in the 70's were done by Mustchler. They were quite good. I used to have a C/C Carrera. I don't think I have ever seen a piston-filled version before. Nice pen, enjoy!

 

Dillon

Yes,I forgot to mention, my student pen, a Montblanc Junior 620, was an excellent writer, and is still going strong, with a much younger student using it now. What impressed me about the pen was the general fit and finish. When closed, the piston knob was almost invisible. (The inferior part of the 620 was the cap, which I replaced with a second hand Montblanc cap from a different model.)

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A rather late reaction to this topic, but nonetheless:

 

You've got quite a rare Carrera fountain pen!

 

I believe the piston fillers were only produced for export to specific countries where the demand was high enough for these pens. The same goes for the gold nib Carrera fountain pen, which I believe was only manufactured for export to Japan, where they loved the golden (fine) nibs.

 

More related to your pen: there's also a Piston filler with a yellow turning knob! There's one for sale now, at MartiniAuctions: http://www.martiniauctions.com/item/id/Montblanc_Carrera_PISTON_FILLER_RARE_21002.html

 

 

~Mark

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Does anyone know where I can get parts to repair the piston value? My pen is know inking anymore and I suspect it is the rubber washer.

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You have to find a donor pen.

 

MB 121, 221, 320, 420,,,,,,,

 

Before you start, you have to find where it leaks.

 

 

 

About the parts, this page may help.

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On 7/22/2012 at 10:35 PM, karmakoda said:

 (The inferior part of the 620 was the cap, which I replaced with a second hand Montblanc cap from a different model.)

Yes, I agree, the cap was the weak point. I also used to have a 620 and used it for years before the cap completely cracked. The pen itself with its nice design and a medium nib was an excellent writer. I miss it. 

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