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Montblanc Pix-O-Mat - how to open it without breaking it?

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Hi, I'm new here. I just bought a Pix-O-Mat 4 color ballpoint.  It's in nice cosmetic condition, and the clicker mechanism seems to work properly.  But the inks are dry, so I want to replace them.  I assumed that I would just unscrew the barrel like on my Meisterstuck ballpoint.  But I've tried twisting it as hard as I care to and it won't move; I'm concerned about breaking it.  I'm also concerned about damaging the internal mechanism.  I think I understand how it works, but maybe not.  I've seen suggestions to heat a stuck pen, dip it in some sort of persuading liquid, or wrap rubberbands around it for a better twisting grip.  I'm just not sure what's the best approach for this particular pen given the age and internals.   Any thoughts?  Thank you in advance, and my apologies if I missed an obvious answer when searching.

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Have not found anything yet. If I do I will be back. It there a Montblanc store near you ?

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Thank you both for your replies.  I was able to remove and reinstall the inks through the cone...success!  I do wonder how the pen opens if the mechanism were to need repair.  But this solves my immediate need of replacing the ink.  Thanks again!



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