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I have a Mont Blanc 159, from the early 90's and the nib is ever so slightly misaligned which is leading so some feed issues. It's unlikely that it will require a new nib or anything, can anybody suggest a ball park figure for the cost of a service? Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated

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I think they have a fixed price for servicing, around £60. I spoke to MB about having the nib changed on my 149 (April 2014) and was quoted £205. I was also told that the cost is due to go up in May!

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Yeah I know they are expensive to replace, it's just offset to the right half a mm or so I imagine it will just involve taking out and resetting in the feed, a job that to be honest I think is ridiculous that I can't do myself. On of the reasons my edc pen is a lamy safari, nothing you can't fix yourself on it

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There's a thread on FPN "Pulling a 149 nib" - it could be helpful as it discusses tools etc. You may feel it is better use of your hard earned cash to go that route?

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I have a Mont Blanc 159, from the early 90's and the nib is ever so slightly misaligned which is leading so some feed issues. It's unlikely that it will require a new nib or anything, can anybody suggest a ball park figure for the cost of a service? Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated

a Mont Blanc 159, from the early 90's???

are you sure about the model number?

Enjoy your pens

Have a nice day

Junaid

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You might be able to gently fix it yourself. Otherwise a good nib tech would be my recommendation.

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You might also consider making contact with John Sorowka who is on FPN as Oxonian. He sorted my 149 nib a while ago which had feed issues and he also ground the nib to an OB. This is the best writing pen I have ever had - the man is a genius!

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I would second John Sorowka. He has just swapped the nib on my wife's silver Soliatire Doue. He's made an excellent job of it and I suspect he will not charge you the cost of an MB service to adjust your nib and feed.

 

Good luck,

 

Tim

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