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Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Filled Trim. Germany 1958

Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Filled Trim. Germany 1958
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Montblanc 344 Piston Filling Vintage Fountain Pen in Black Resin with Gold Fittings with Blue Ink View Window - 14C Medium Cursive Nib - Germany 1958.

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Item Ref: HD:MBV/8287

Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain pen
 
 
 
 
Description:

Montblanc 344 Vintage Piston Filling Fountain Pen in Black resin with Gold filled Fittings. Original Montblanc Box with Signed Papers. Germany 1958.
 
Black resin barrel, cap and section with gold filled pocket clip and trim. Gold filled cap band with '* MONTBLANC * 344 *' engraved around circumference. Blue ink view window. Helical screw piston filling system with elastomer piston seal. Screw on cap which may be posted on rear of barrel. White open Montblanc signet on black resin, domed clip retaining stud.
 
Nib and Feed
 
Original 14C solid gold nib stamped 'MONT BLANC - 14C - MONTBLANC - 585 - 344'. Nib has a medium writing tip with good flex, ebonite ink feeder. 
 
Measurements and Specifications
Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain Pen
 
Capped Length: 5.30" (135 mm)
Posted Length: 6.00" (152 mm)

Barrel Length (including section and nib): 4.75" (121 mm)

Cap Length: 2.46" (62 mm)

Cap Diameter: 0.53" (13.5 mm)

Barrel Diameter Widest Point: 0.48" (12.2 mm)

Nib: Original 14C Gold - Medium Cursive Writing Tip - Good Flex

Filling System: Single Stage Telescopic Piston

Cap Closure: Screw On (May be Posted on Rear of Barrel)

Pen Weight: 17.8 g

Pen Serial Number: Not Applicable 
 
Montblanc 344 Vintage Fountain Pen
 
Restoration/ Service

Pen has been fully disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. Nib and feed removed from section, nib polished and re-aligned with feeder. Piston filling mechanism removed, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted for maximum piston travel. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water. 

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are free from cracks, hairlines and noticeable surface scratches. There are no personalisation. Gold plating to clip and cap band is excellent with no brassing or age related ware. Barrel and cap have a high gloss sheen. Piston filling system slides with ease and draws up maximum ink volume. Cap to barrel screw thread is firm and positive. Overall pen is ready to write and is in excellent overall condition. Pen is supplied in original Montblanc card box.

Hepworth Comment

This Montblanc 344 was manufactured from 1954 to c.1959. Earlier models had their reference number heat stamped into filling knob, with a plain gold filled band positioned slightly above cap lip. This version of the Montblanc 344 has the Montblanc name and reference number engraved into the cap lip. The nib writes medium cursive and has good flex, combine this with the original box and signed papers, and you have is an excellent collectors piece or everyday writer. 
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