For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Circa 2000 Montblanc Meisterstuck LeGrand Solitaire 146 Citrine Lacquered Cap and Gold Plate Barrel Fountain Pen. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, put back together, and now is in superb writing condition.
The cap, barrel, and trim have a smooth gold-plated overlay and display most beautifully with no wear. The cap displays the gorgeous Citrine lacquer finish. The Serial number is GZ1006048, GERMANY, and METAL2 is stamped on the side of the clip. The cap banding is stamped with, "MONTBLANC MEISTERSTUCK". The original "B" Broad nib sticker is adhered on the barrel.
The cap and barrel of this fountain pen are in excellent condition, without any chips, cracks, repairs, dings, or dents, and the cap always attaches securely to the barrel. It features a gold plate overlay, which shows no signs of gold plate loss, no scratching, and the ink-view window is crystal clear. The pen has no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel, and it measures 5 3/4" in length when capped and 6 3/8" when posted.
I removed the filling system, cleaned the internal components, and greased the piston seal. I also tested the filling mechanism with water and it fills correctly. The Piston Filling System is functioning properly as intended.
The Montblanc NIB is an 18K/750 Bi-Color NIB that writes ultra smoothly - it is a spectacular writer! The 18K Montblanc NIB writes with a very smooth "wet" line. The nib has a Broad point measuring roughly 1.11mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a fine to broad/double broad stroke/line. The writing sample provided in the image has the fine stroke measuring at .52mm on the horizontal strokes and the broad/double broad stroke at 1.31mm with medium to firm pressure when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Montblanc Blue Ink.
Obtaining one of these Montblanc 146 Cirtine lacquered and gold-plated fountain pens in today's market can be quite challenging. This writing instrument is in exceptional condition and would easily be graded as Near Mint. Not only does it look fantastic, but it also writes incredibly well, making it a valuable addition to any writing arsenal collection.