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I Just Got Myself A Montblanc 149 And I Have No Idea When It Was Made


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hello everyone im a newbie in the fountain pen world

 

i bought a montblanc 149 from a local second hand network and after a few days of thorough research

 

i realized that there is something sketchy about this pen

 

according to the chart here https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/170282-dating-montblanc-149s/

 

it seems like it was assembled with parts from different periods

 

 

the nib is two toned 18k

 

the feed is split ebonite

 

the filler thread is plastic

 

theres only one umlaut in meisterstuck

 

and theres no serial number plus the GERMANY font looks different from the other 149s

 

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is this even a legit montblanc 149?

 

please help! thanks!!

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According to my knowledge, this is probably a Montblanc from the late 80's, it is original. I think that they changed the nib design (which is the yellow, platinum, yellow gold in the nib) in the 90's probably.... not sure. Waiting for an especialist's comments.

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According to my knowledge, this is probably a Montblanc from the late 80's, it is original. I think that they changed the nib design (which is the yellow, platinum, yellow gold in the nib) in the 90's probably.... not sure. Waiting for an especialist's comments.

thank you so much for the reply

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Yes, late 1980s, before they went to brass threads for the piston cone. The pen is authentic.

If you want less blah, blah, blah and more pictures, follow me on Instagram!

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Did you use a loop for those closeup photos? Very creative. Really shows the details of the pen. I will have to try that next time.

 

Regarding your pen, it does look late 80s. Perhaps it was sent into Montblanc for a new nib sometime in the last 20 years. Either way, looks like a great pen to have. Congratulations on the new acquisition. Welcome to the forum

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Yes, late 1980s, before they went to brass threads for the piston cone. The pen is authentic.

thanks, much relieved

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Did you use a loop for those closeup photos? Very creative. Really shows the details of the pen. I will have to try that next time.

 

Regarding your pen, it does look late 80s. Perhaps it was sent into Montblanc for a new nib sometime in the last 20 years. Either way, looks like a great pen to have. Congratulations on the new acquisition. Welcome to the forum

thank you. i guess its safe to assume that this is an authentic montblanc now! have a great day or night depending on where you reside on the planet.

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You have a genuine Montblanc there. Sometimes I think we create doubt by the way we pick pens apart. But, there are also a lot of shady sellers out there trying to pass off Frankenblancs.

It's good that you wrote to us, I'm glad you feel better about your purchase now.

I hope it's giving you plenty of enjoyable writing. You should put up a writing sample.

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You have a genuine Montblanc there. Sometimes I think we create doubt by the way we pick pens apart. But, there are also a lot of shady sellers out there trying to pass off Frankenblancs.

It's good that you wrote to us, I'm glad you feel better about your purchase now.

I hope it's giving you plenty of enjoyable writing. You should put up a writing sample.

yes sir, im enjoying writing it.

 

feels like my hand is ice skating on very thick ice

 

smooth but not too soft

 

the way the nib slides on a paper really feels great

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