Hello all, hope the wisdom of the Pelikan lovers on this forum can help with a simple question:

What colour/color is (or was) this 400? Photographed next to a green striated 400 of similar age as the most helpful reference (I hope). It doesn't seem to be light faded as the colour appears too uniform, but I really don't know. Nothing else particularly notable; regular black cap, section and piston knob... and a load of crud in the threads. Yuck.


Thank you for your attention, and any and all wisdom offered.

Cheers, Al