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Hi there. I recently discovered a Mont Blanc Monte Rosa 042 fountain pen that used to belong to my grandfather. It looks to be in good working order but it is missing the clip and the little screw on tip of the cap that holds the clip.


My question is in regards to the material on the cap trim and clip. The trim on the cap on this pen is silver coloured, not gold. There is a very fine line right along the edge of the trim piece that might be sort of gold but I'm not sure. The nib is also steel but there's some gold coloured discolouration near the pen body. Again, is this wear?


All of the pens that I see on-line as I search for the clip and cap tip have gold trim and clips. Has my pen been used such that gold plating has been worn off of the trim or did they also come in silver/steel?


The nib has "Monte Rosa" engraved on it. The cap has "Monte Rosa" and "Montblanc-Product" engraved. The twist end of the body has "042" with a dot below the 2 and "M" engraved. The main part of the body has "MADE IN GERMANY". All plastic in cap and body is black.


Any help that can be offered will be appreciated. I'm a new member of Fountain Pen Network and this is my first posting. Newbie !!!





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Hi David,


Welcome to FPN. You'll find many great people here who have lots of knowledge and are willing to help. Glad you decided to join and very happy for you that you found such a wonderful pen and family heirloom. I recently purchased a 42 myself.


I'm not an expert on these but I found this link to a thread that might be helpful to you (note reference to plating): https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/244585-looking-for-a-pen-that-looks-like/




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Pictures would help, but from what you are describing looks like you have a Monterosa that once had golden trims and clip and a blue ink window. The cap trims must have worn out almost completely, the same with the nib


Monterosa was the low end line of MB and made for students. Some, I believe,the early ones don't even carry any reference to MB. None has the star symbol in the top, there are 3 o4 4 different Monterosa pens:


The first production one you can find here: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/250070-montblanc-monterosa-042-g/

Best regards


Check out "Pena Lusa by Piscov". Pens added on a regular basis!

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