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    I have inked my 149 with MB Black ink today. What pen you used today ??

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    I inked my BohŤme with Akkerman Delft's Blau
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    Iím still going with my 149 Calligraphy, now inked with Herbin Rouille díAncre. Iíve only ever used Rouille díAncre with broad stubs and italics. Iíll let you all know how it goes.

    I also have a 147 broad inked.

    Cyril, whatís the nib on your 149? Medium?

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    My one and only one MB146 F nib.

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    Today? My 149 EF/F ca. '73 filled with MB midnight blue (from Austria). It achieves favorite status against many '50s-'80s 149s owned over the years, and I was only introduced to this one last year! It just goes to show, you never know what will turn up, or when. Of course, my nib preferences ebb and flow that lead to catches and releases, few regretted but most not. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    Iím still going with my 149 Calligraphy, now inked with Herbin Rouille díAncre. Iíve only ever used Rouille díAncre with broad stubs and italics. Iíll let you all know how it goes.

    I also have a 147 broad inked.

    Cyril, whatís the nib on your 149? Medium?
    @guyy. My 149 is having a fine nib. That is my favourite preference in pens.
    MB M are very wet nibs for me. I have one in M and it is just there in the group. But I love how others use them. Amazing writers.

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    My 146 OBB with Noodler's Dark Matter ink.

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    My Mont blanc 146 with Diamine writers blood ink and Mini Mozart pen with Diamine Mozart Brown Ink !!!

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    I'm not using this one at the moment. I stopped and went to bed, and this is waiting for me this morning.

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    But in my pen rack there's an old 149 filled with MB black and a 146 almost as old filled with MB blue/black iron gall.

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    ahh. This is a good excuse to pull out my 234 1/2! Great Pen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I'm not using this one at the moment. I stopped and went to bed, and this is waiting for me this morning.

    IMG_4698.jpg

    But in my pen rack there's an old 149 filled with MB black and a 146 almost as old filled with MB blue/black iron gall.
    @Fred,...How often you clean your MB pen ???
    This is the best therapy to get this pen cool. although my pens looks very Clean I need to get my pens ( Basically 3 ) to get into disassemble to give a general clean .
    I guess they were never ever dis-assembled, cleaned and done any polishing or micro- scratch removal.
    I don't have this nib/ piston removing tool. ( But I know this could be done easily by making a custom tool from a bigger paper clip) . I have all the stuffs . Plus polishing compounds etc. ~etc. I am still hesitating...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    @Fred,...How often you clean your MB pen ???
    This is the best therapy to get this pen cool. although my pens looks very Clean I need to get my pens ( Basically 3 ) to get into disassemble to give a general clean .
    I guess they were never ever dis-assembled, cleaned and done any polishing or micro- scratch removal.
    I don't have this nib/ piston removing tool. ( But I know this could be done easily by making a custom tool from a bigger paper clip) . I have all the stuffs . Plus polishing compounds etc. ~etc. I am still hesitating...
    Cyril,

    I disassemble Montblanc piston-fillers to flush, check parts and lubricate when I sell them, but I don't disassemble my personal Montblanc piston-fillers on a routine basis just to clean. I tend to use the same ink in each of them, so a flush with water is enough. If it has been years of constant use, then perhaps it is time for a thorough cleaning and lubrication. For example, I keep my early '70s 146 filled with MB blue/black iron gall ink, and after ten years, I had to disassemble the nib end to physically clear ink channels in the feed, but the piston mechanism was fine and I left it alone other than barely a smear of silicon grease for the piston.

    Francis Goossens made my tools that fit celluloid and resin Montblanc piston-fillers. The paperclip method might work if the nib/feed housing isn't too tight, but without firm fitment it has the potential for damage to the notches. If you dig through Dale Beebe's Pentooling website, I believe you'll find similar tools that will be kinder to your pens. For polishing micro scratches from the resin pens, search for "Micro-gloss liquid abrasive" with the blue label (the green label is slightly more abrasive).

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    Since I am trying to sell my Montblanc 322, I am testing it currently in daily use:









    I am always amazed at how well these veterans prove themselves in our modern times.
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    It's a lovely pen, Christoph. It shouldn't last long in the classifieds.

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    Beautiful pen with an unusual colourful design out the Mont Blanc tradition... and lovely lovely drawing too.

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    I disassemble Montblanc piston-fillers to flush, check parts and lubricate when I sell them, but I don't disassemble my personal Montblanc piston-fillers on a routine basis just to clean. I tend to use the same ink in each of them, so a flush with water is enough. If it has been years of constant use, then perhaps it is time for a thorough cleaning and lubrication. For example, I keep my early '70s 146 filled with MB blue/black iron gall ink, and after ten years, I had to disassemble the nib end to physically clear ink channels in the feed, but the piston mechanism was fine and I left it alone other than barely a smear of silicon grease for the piston.

    Francis Goossens made my tools that fit celluloid and resin Montblanc piston-fillers. The paperclip method might work if the nib/feed housing isn't too tight, but without firm fitment it has the potential for damage to the notches. If you dig through Dale Beebe's Pentooling website, I believe you'll find similar tools that will be kinder to your pens. For polishing micro scratches from the resin pens, search for "Micro-gloss liquid abrasive" with the blue label (the green label is slightly more abrasive).[/QUOTE]

    Thank you Fred it was a very helpful site.. and there are many interesting stuffs there. So I leave my pen as it is until I get well equipped before I start hacking my pen.

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