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Old 06-16-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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Need to fix a Mont Blanc pen

Friend has a roller ball MB pen that his dog decided to chew on. The dog broke the lower part (the barrel that holds the ink).

I've called MB, they insist it must be returned to their Service Center.

Is there anyway to get that lower barrel??? It needs simply to be screwed back on. I get why MB say no (color match, extra $$$ for them, etc.). Perhaps there's some guy who know's a guy who know's a guy who has a hundred of these stashed away for sale.

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Old 06-16-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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So.....I used to drop my MB rollerball pen all the time and it would shatter. I am one of those guys who is always rolling pens around my hands and knuckles like an 80s arena rock drummer. Honestly, this happened about 4 times. I would send the pen back to the service center and they would repair it for free. The last time it happened was probably 10 years ago and I think they charged me $10. Every time it went back to them, they polished it up really nice and sent it back quickly.

If I were in your shoes I would send it back to them and let them fix it properly. If they can't check that the seal then there is no way of making sure the ink won't prematurely dry. Well worth the effort.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:34 PM   #3
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Yep - send it back. They are (or used to be anyway) pretty badass with taking care of owners.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:46 PM   #4
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Definitely. My wife bought me a platinum-appointed MB fountain pen 10-12 years ago. Even the fine nib turned out to be too heavy for me. MB took care of it, providing and shipping a new platinum extra-fine nib, and having a local dealer and pensmith (is there such a thing?) install it. And all with nary a cent from me.

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Old 06-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #5
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So.....I used to drop my MB rollerball pen all the time and it would shatter. I am one of those guys who is always rolling pens around my hands and knuckles like an 80s arena rock drummer. Honestly, this happened about 4 times. I would send the pen back to the service center and they would repair it for free. The last time it happened was probably 10 years ago and I think they charged me $10. Every time it went back to them, they polished it up really nice and sent it back quickly.

If I were in your shoes I would send it back to them and let them fix it properly. If they can't check that the seal then there is no way of making sure the ink won't prematurely dry. Well worth the effort.

$10. That was a while back. I had a barrel replaced a couple of months ago, there's an MB store not far from me.

$ 75.

I sure do like writing with it so it's well spent I think.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:05 PM   #6
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The Rolls Royce of pens, send it back for repairs. I had one once, some jerk walked off with it from my desk.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:27 PM   #7
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The Rolls Royce of pens, send it back for repairs. I had one once, some jerk walked off with it from my desk.
Some guy is out there laughing about the nice pen that someone left on his desk unattended.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:47 AM   #8
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Some thieving shit-bag wanker is out there laughing about the nice pen that someone left on his desk unattended.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:03 AM   #9
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Ok, it sounds like the best bet is to send it to the Service Center.

I'll let my friend know. I wonder what it'll cost.
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Won't know until they look at it
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:15 AM   #11
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Ok, it sounds like the best bet is to send it to the Service Center.

I'll let my friend know. I wonder what it'll cost.
If I paid $75, I'd guess it'll be about $100 with shipping
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