Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Piston Filling Fountain Pen. Made in Germany c.1991. Cap and barrel in black precious resin with gold filled trim. Fitted with 14K medium two tone nib. Supplied in genuine Montblanc velvet lined case, with user instructions
Screw on black resin cap has Montblanc ‘snow cap’ signet inlaid to top. Three gold filled cap bands, the wider raised middle band carries the diagonally hatched inscription ‘MONTBLANC - MEISTERSTUCK - No 146’ around circumference. Gold filled cap clip, cap ring is engraved ‘GERMANY’ and serial number 'IH1048491'. Pen pre-dates 'Pix' under clip marking.
Black resin single part barrel has alternating clear and black panels for the ink view window. Black resin piston filling knob, brass threaded piston screw and gold filled dress ring.
Nib and Feed
Solid 14ct gold, two tone nib with intricate scroll-work. Stamped with ‘4810 - M (within Montblanc logo) - 14K - MONTBLANC - 585 - 146’. Hand crafted, medium (approx 0.75mm) writing tip. Very smooth writer having moderate flex. Second generation plastic ink feeder
Measurements and Specifications
Closed Length: 5.60" (14.2 cms)
Posted Length: 6.25" (15.8 cms)
Barrel Length (including Nib and Section): 4.90" (12.4cms)
Cap Length: 2.70" (6.9 cms)
Cap Diameter: 0.61" (1.47 cms)
Nib: 14K Gold with Platinum Inlay - Medium Writing Tip
Filling System: Integral piston
Cap Type: Screw On (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 29.2 g
Serial Number: IH1048491
Restoration and Service
No restoration required. Pen has been fully serviced. Fully dis-assembled to confirm Montblanc authenticity. All parts ultrasonically cleaned. Piston mechanism lightly lubricated. Piston seal vacuum checked. Nib and feed assembly re-aligned with screw-in collar, re-sealed into barrel. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, dip write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no cracks, hairline’s, dents, or personalisation. Gold plating to clip and trim is very excellent. Resin has high gloss sheen. Cap to barrel threads positive. Piston operation smooth, drawing full ink volume. Ink view widow is crystal clear. We would classify this pen as being in excellent condition. Supplied in Montblanc black silk lined case with user guide, the case has some storage marks.
This Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 in black resin, is the fore-runner to the current Le Grande model. Due to specification modifications over the years, we are able to date this particular pen to c.1991. This Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 fountain pen appears to be seldom used from new.