Montblanc Repair Tools
ITEM #D149S: TOOL FOR REMOVINGTHE NIB / COLLAR FROM A MONTBLANC 149. This will work on MB 149s with notches at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock relative to the nib position as shown in the photos below. These are the older 149s; the later ones have the notches at 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock and this tool won't work on the later models.
Note: Some 149s (pre-1990) don't use a nib orientation registration system consisting of a flat spot on the end of the sleeve that the nib/feed fit into. So your 149 may not have the front slots at 12:00 and 6:00. If it doesn't, this tool won't work on it unless you can get your 149 apart and align the nib, feed and sleeve so the slots are at 12:00 and 6:00 when putting it back together. And if you are having a 149 worked on by someone else, request that they align the slots to the 12:00 and 6:00 positions.
To buy please email Pentooling. Be sure and provide a shipping address so a shipping cost can be calculated. International buyers please provide a phone # for shipping paper.
ITEM #MB-X: To specify a tool to order it, replace the "-X" in the item number with the dash number below that is desired. And look below this list for a few views on tool use.
-1) 1965-2016 MONTBLANC MASTERPIECE 146 and 149 PISTON REMOVAL (ALSO FITS HEMINGWAY).
-2) 1950-2013 MONTBLANC MASTERPIECE 149 NIB REMOVAL. On these older 149s the slots are at 12:00 and 6:00.
-3) 2013-2019 MONTBLANC MASTERPIECE 149 NIB REMOVAL. On these newer 149s the slots are closer to 4:00 and 8:00. in 2013 both above styles of 149 were sold.
-4) 1950-1995 MONTBLANC MASTERPIECE 146 NIB REMOVAL. 2 Unit barrels, slots @ 180 degrees.
-5) 1995-2018 MONTBLANC MASTERPIECE 146 NIB REMOVAL. Notches are at 4:00 & 8:00.
-6) 1950-1965 MONTBLANC MASTERPIECE 142, 252, 262, 342 NIB REMOVAL.
-7) 1950-1960 MONTBLANC MASTERPIECE 144, 264, 344 NIB REMOVAL.
-8) VISCONTI OVERSIZE HOMO SAPIENS, DIVINA, AND OMAS MOMA NIB REMOVAL.
-9) AURORA TOOL FOR OPENING THE PISTON END OF AURORA OPTIMA + AURORA 88
Piston removal from a 146 or 149 Montblanc:
Only one tool is required to remove a piston filling unit; two are shown for clarity. Both the 149 and the 146 use this same tool (MB-1). To use, unscrew the blind cap enought to fit the tool's prongs on top of the slots in the filling unit. Keep pressure on the tool after gently fitting the prongs into the slots to keep the prongs engaged in the slots while turning the piston filling unit out in a counter clockwise direction.
NOTE: It is highly advisable, before disassembling almost any pen, to:
1) Use an ultrasonic cleaner to loosen up and lubricate the screwed together parts.
2) Use mild heat on the parts being disassembled.
3) BE PATIENT, AS OSMAN SAYS.
The difference between the 149 slot configuration is: On the older pens (1950 to 2013), the slots are at 12:00 and 6:00. On the newer ones (2013 to now), the slots are closer to 4:00 & and 8:00. In 2013 they produced both slot configurations on the 149s.
Above: Use of the MB-1 to remove a piston filling unit from a 149 or a 146.
Below: Use of an MB-2 through MB-7 to remove a nib. Note that there is a bit of red lacquer on the business end of the nib tools for padding to avoid scratching the gold. Again, 2 tools are shown for clarity; only 1 is required for a specified pen:
There are 2 different types of nib removal jobs for the MB 146; one (using MB-4) is for removing nibs from 2 unit barrels where the section comes off the barrel and the other (MB-5) is for barrels and sections that are one piece. The photos below show the 2 unit barrel:
To buy please email Pentooling. Be sure and provide a shipping address so a shipping cost can be calculated. International buyers please provide a phone # to be included on shipping paper.
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