This Montblanc has the plastic feed with horizontal combs, has two section barrel construction and black plastic filler mechanism. The cap clip ring banding is stamped, "Germany". We can date this Montblanc 149 between 1985 to 1990.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the gorgeous Gold Filled Clip and Cap Banding which display absolutely no brassing or wear. The cap banding is stamped with, "MONTBLANC MIESTERSTUCK No 149". The transparency of the ink-view window is "Water Clear". I have cleaned, buffed, polished, and waxed the cap and barrel. I also cleaned the internal components of this pen. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the barrel or cap. This Montblanc 149 Fountain Pen measures 5 3/4" in length capped and 6 5/8" posted.
I have tested the piston filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The Piston Filling System works as it was intended and effortlessly.
The Montblanc NIB is a 14K/585 Bi-Color Semi-Flexible NIB. The 14K Montblanc NIB has a medium point measuring roughly 0.69mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a very smooth stroke that performs with a medium to double broad stroke/line. The writing sample provided in the image has the medium stroke measuring at .64mm and the double broad stroke measures roughly 1.36mm when measured with digital calipers. This NIB writes extremely smooth and such a pleasure to write with. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton cloth that I used to polish/clean the barrel and cap.
This is a wonderful example of the iconic Montblanc No. 149 Fountain Pen. It is in impeccable condition and I would grade this fine writing instrument in Excellent+ Condition. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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