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July 11th, 2016, 02:25 PM
I have a question for all you Pelikan enthusiasts. I have two 400's. They're both the black caps and green stripes. On one pen, where you twist the piston to fill it, there's an imprint that says Pelikan Gunther Wagner and an m below that. I'm guessing the m meant it originally had a medium nib. The other has nothing imprinted. Any big deal in the difference?

July 12th, 2016, 12:49 AM
Hi Curtis!

If the M is in the rear knob ( black in your case) it is where it should be and only indicates that the original nib was an M. Some pelikans 400 have it others don't.
No diference at all in value but some people like having the nib size engraved on the pen and the nib. ( some pelikan nibs don't have the nib size engraved)
If the M is engraved in the barrel just on top of the Pelikan Gunther Wagner engraving that is a Pelikan 500 barrel. On the pelikan 500's the nib size engraving was marked at the barrel as the rear knob had a metallic golden rolled overlay.