Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Piston Filling Fountain Pen. Made in Germany c.2001/2002. Cap and barrel in black precious resin with platinum filled trim. Fitted with 14K Broad nib. Supplied with Montblanc white silk lined, black case, service/user guide and black outer card box.
Screw on black resin cap has Montblanc 'snowcap' signet inlaid to top. Three platinum filled cap bands, the wider raised middle band carries the diagonally hatched inscription 'MONTBLANC - MEISTERSTUCK' around circumference. Platinum filled cap clip, with Pix imprint under clip. Cap ring is engraved 'GERMANY' and serial number 'CX1028903'.
Black resin one piece barrel has striped clear and black panel ink view window. Black Resin piston filling knob, brass/platinum plated threaded piston screw and platinum 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'. Hand crafted, Broad (approx 1.0mm) writing tip. Very smooth writer having moderate flex. Plastic horizontal comb 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 - Broad Writing Tip
Filling System: Integral piston
Cap Type: Screw On (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 25.5 g
Serial Number: CX1028903
Restoration and Service
Pen has been fully serviced. Totally dis-assembled to confirm Montblanc authenticity. All parts ultrasonically cleaned. New piston seal fitted, 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 noticeable scratches, with no cracks, hairline’s, dents, or personalisation. Platinum plating to clip and trim is 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 very excellent condition. Supplied in Montblanc black outer and white silk lined case with stamped and dated (06/01/2002) service/user guide, and outer Black card box.
This Montblanc Meisterstuck (146 size) in black resin, is the fore-runner to the current Le Grande model and post the Montblanc Meisterstuck 146. Due to specification modifications over the years, we are able to date this particular pen to c.2001/2002. At Hepworth Dixon, we give the platinum variant of this pen, a thumbs up. Platinum being much harder wearing therefore more durable than gold, with a pleasant contrast to the black resin. More images to follow.