Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 Piston Filling Fountain Pen. Made in Germany c.1991/92. Cap and barrel in black resin with gold filled trim. Fitted with 14K medium nib. Supplied with Montblanc swede case, service/user guide and white outer card box.
Screw on black resin cap has Montblanc 'snowcap' 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 'HG1016739'.
Black resin one piece barrel has striped clear and black panel 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 0.75 mm) 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 - Fine Writing Tip
Filling System: Integral piston
Cap Type: Screw On (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 29.2 g
Serial Number: HG1016739
Restoration and Service
Pen has been fully serviced. Totally dis-assembled to component level. 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. Gold 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 excellent condition. Supplied in Montblanc black outer and swede lined case with service/user guide, and outer white card box.
This Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 in black resin, is the forerunner to the current Le Grande model. Due to specification modifications over the years, we are able to date this particular pen to c.1991/92.