M2xx

Below you will find a detailed accounting of all of the known variations of the Pelikan M2xx family of fountain pens.  Click on any heading to be taken to that model’s respective page which consists of detailed lists, descriptions, and pictures of many of the documented pens.

 

M200

The M200 was initially released in 1985, likely the black variant first followed by several colored models.  These pens are the same size as the M400 which was reintroduced that year as well.  There are two trim variants of M200, depending on the year of release.  Pelikan restyled their trim levels in 1997 resulting in pre-’97 and post-’97 trim variations.  The pre-’97 pens are distinguished by a derby cap top, gold-colored trim, absence of a trim ring on the barrel, and two cap bands.  The only exception to the pre-’97 two cap band rule is the tortoiseshell brown and type II & III clear demonstrators which are pre-’97 pens that only have one cap band.  The post-’97 pens have a crown cap top, gold-colored trim, trim ring at the piston knob, and a single cap band.  The nibs of these pens are gold-plated stainless steel.  1.20ml ink capacity.

Trim
Total Length
Barrel Length
Cap Length
Posted Length
Diameter
Weight
Pre-’97
5.00 in
3.23 in
2.28 in
5.87 in
0.46 in
0.49 oz
Post-’97
4.92 in
3.23 in
2.20 in
5.71 in
0.46 in
0.49 oz

 

M205

The M205 was released in the early 2000’s as demonstrator variants followed by the black, red, and white models in 2009.  These pens are the also the same size as the M200/400.  There is only one trim variant of the M205 since it was released after the 1997 trim change.  These pens are distinguished from the M200 because of their rhodium trim and different color patterns.  The M205 pens have a crown cap top, rhodium colored trim, trim ring at the piston knob, and a single cap band.  The nibs of these pens are stainless steel.  1.20ml ink capacity.

Total Length
Barrel Length
Cap Length
Posted Length
Diameter
Weight
4.92 in
3.23 in
2.20 in
5.71 in
0.46 in
0.49 oz

 

M215

The M215 was initially released in 2005 as the now hard to find blue barrel with stripes pattern.  This was followed by the rings, lozenges, and orthogons.  These pens are the same size as the M200/400 but are distinguished by their increased weight due to a metal barrel construction.  The M2xx series of pens are generally 0.46 ounces whereas the M215 is 0.74 ounces.  These pens are also distinguished by their rhodium colored trim and inlay on the barrel.  There is only one trim variation as the  model was released after the 1997 restyling.  The M215 pens have a crown cap top, rhodium colored trim, trim ring at the piston knob, and a single cap band.  The nibs of these pens are stainless steel.  There is an ink window just above the section which is rather dark in color compared to other Pelikan’s.

Total Length
Barrel Length
Cap Length
Posted Length
Diameter
Weight
4.92 in
3.23 in
2.20 in
5.71 in
0.46 in
0.74 oz

 

M250

The M250 was initially released in 1985, likely the black variant first followed by several colored models.  These pens are the same size as the M400 which was reintroduced that year as well.  They are distinguished from the M200 by their 14C-585 nibs.  There are two trim variants of M250, depending on the year of release.  Pelikan restyled their trim levels in 1997 resulting in pre-’97 and post-’97 trim variations.  The pre-’97 pens are distinguished by a derby cap top, gold-colored trim, absence of a trim ring on the barrel, and two cap bands.  The only exception to the pre-’97 absent trim ring on the barrel is the tortoiseshell brown which has a thicker than usual trim ring at the piston knob, similar to the old style M600’s.  The post-’97 pens have a crown cap top, gold-colored trim, trim ring at the piston knob, and a single cap band.  This model line was discontinued in the early 2000’s (circa 2005).  1.20ml ink capacity.

Trim
Total Length
Barrel Length
Cap Length
Posted Length
Diameter
Weight
Pre-’97
5.00 in
3.23 in
2.28 in
5.87 in
0.46 in
0.49 oz
Post-’97
4.92 in
3.23 in
2.20 in
5.71 in 
0.46 in
0.49 oz