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Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Rose Gold Fittings. c.2016

Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Rose Gold Fittings. c.2016
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Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 'Flagship' Piston Filling Fountain Pen in Black Precious Resin with Rose Gold Trim - 18K Tri-Tone Medium Nib - Presentation Box with Ink - c.2016

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Price: £475.00
Item Ref: HD:MBC/7961

 
Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Fountain Pen
 
 
 
 
 
Pen Description

Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 piston filling fountain pen. First introduced in the late 40's, the 149 has remained Montblanc's Flagship fountain pen to this day. On offer we have a boxed c.2016 model, with cap and barrel in black 'precious resin' with rose (red) gold fittings. Large 18 carat gold, three tone medium nib is the crowning glory.

Screw-on black resin cap has Montblanc 'White Snowcap' signet inlaid to top. Triple gold filled cap bands, the wider raised middle band carries the diagonally hatched inscription 'MONTBLANC - MEISTERSTUCK - No 149' around circumference. Gold filled cap clip, the unique pen serial number: 'MBNF63CW4' is laser engraved on ring of cap clip. On the underside of the clip, the words 'MADE IN GERMANY' and 'metal' are stamped.

Black resin barrel and section. Above barrel threads, the ink view window which has alternating clear and black panels. Black resin piston filling knob with brass threaded (blacked) piston cone and rose gold  dress ring. The filling knob drives a single helical piston rod, allowing clear elastomer piston seal to move up and down inside of barrel.

Nib

Solid 18 carat gold, tri-tone nib (rose gold - platinum - rose gold). Intricate scrollwork. Stamped with '4810 - M (within Montblanc logo) - Au 750 - MONTBLANC - 149'. Hand crafted with medium writing tip. Actual nib tip measures 0.75 mm. Very smooth writer having moderate flex. 
 
Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Fountain Pen
Measurements and Specifications
 
Closed Length: 5.75" (146 mm)
Posted Length: 6.7" (170 mm)
Barrel Length (excluding nib): 4.2" (107 mm)
Cap Length: 2.8" (71 mm)
Cap Diameter: 0.7" (17.8 mm)
Barrel Diameter: 0.6" (15.2 mm)
Nib: 18K Gold - Triple Tone - Medium Writing Tip
Filling System: Helical Piston
Cap Type: Threaded (May be posted to rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 32.5 g 
Serial Number:  MBNF63CW4 


Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Fountain Pen
 
Service/Restoration

Pen has been fully serviced. Disassembled to component parts. All parts ultrasonically cleaned. Piston worm screw mechanism lightly lubricated. Piston assembly replaced in rear of barrel and vacuum tested. Feed assembly correctly aligned. Nib tip delicately honed and tuned before re-aligning with ink feeder into locking collar. Nib assembly and section sealed into barrel. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, dip write tested and finally flushed with clean water.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no cracks, hairline’s or dents. There are no personalisation. Rose 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. We would classify this pen as being in very excellent condition. Supplied in genuine Montblanc presentation case, including unopened 60 ml bottle of 'Mystery Black' ink. Outer white card box and comprehensive user/service/warranty instruction booklet.

Hepworth Comment

The Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 in black precious resin, is a majestic fountain pen, built to the highest German standards. The original design dates back to the late 1940's. Due to specification modifications over the years, we are able to date this particular pen to around 2014 (first purchased in May 2016, based on sellers stamp). Micro examination of the nib writing tip suggests that this medium tip is the original factory grind, with no signs of ware.
 
 
 
Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Rose Gold Fountain Pen
Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Rose Gold Fountain Pen
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