I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB and feed. Hand cleaned the cap and barrel. Hand polished the Gold Filled trim and 14C/585 NIB. I have Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of fountain pen. This Montblanc 262 has a clean visualated barrel with perfect transparency.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition showing no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always secures tightly to the barrel. The cap has the Gold Filled Clip that displays no brassing. The Gold Filled cap banding displays no brassing. The top of the cap retains the snowcap logo. The piston filler blind cap securely fits and is stamped, "262". The cap is stamped with, "MONTBLANC with the Mountain logo. This Montblanc 262 size measures 5" in length capped and 5 1/2" posted.
This Montblanc has a piston filling system. The piston filler has been cleaned and greased to work as it was originally intended to. The piston filler works flawless and operates smoothly now.
The Montblanc NIB is a 14C NIB. The NIB has a medium to broad, semi-flexible point measuring roughly 1.07mm when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample provided in the image ranges from a medium to broad stroke that measures .65mm on the horizontal lines to a broad stroke of roughly .94mm with medium to firm pressure when I measured with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This generation Montblanc Fountain Pen is extremely scarce and are increasingly difficult with this type of NIB which makes this an excellent collector variant to add to one's writing arsenal collection. I would grade this Montblanc 262 in Excellent Condition. Certainly, if you are a Montblanc collector this is one of those types of pens you will want for your collection that is amazing to write with.
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