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Brunswick Gold Crown 5 Reviews

Brunswick Gold Crown 5 Reviews

Quite unexpectedly I find myself with an enormous man cave in which to put a nine-foot pool table.

I visited the Olhausen dealer yesterday and came away with what I thought was very high pricing for a new pool table. About $5000 for the pool table, plus ball return, plus installation, plus tax. All told it cost $7000 which is really more than I care to spend on a pool table that doesn't really hit me.

Now on to the interesting part of the journey. The pool table of my dreams comes to me in the form of a Brunswick Gold Crown. After some looking around I found a billiard pro player and installer who is a couple of towns over. He has several Gold Crown pool tables broken down, and has identified at least one as a Gold Crown 5.

If someone could give me a quick assessment of pluses and minuses of Vintage Gold Crown pool tables GC1 through GC5 it would be great. Like how would a novice evaluate a broken down Gold Crown pool table? I guess I would look for the obvious,scratches excessive obvious wear? Its going to be a challenge that seems like it is going to make me nervous.

Now on to the economics. He has one for about $4000 that looks great, and some others for like $2500. I am just trying to get a feel for the what the value of a vintage Brunswick Gold Crown 5 pool table, setup with new felt might be.

If someone could give me a few financial pointers. I am hoping to get away for $5000 or less, and at that price, I am wondering what level of pool table I can at expect.

Brunswick Gold Crown 5 Reviews

Replies & Comments

  1. corycrewbilliardsforum on 8/29/2019 2:36:33 AM

    Not sure I understand when you say "vintage Brunswick Gold Crown 5" - as the "5" would be one of the newest generations.

    All Brunswick Gold Crown pool table generations are considered high-quality commercial-grade pool tables, and should generally hold their value. They are generally sought after on the used pool table market, and the prices you quoted above are generally in the ball park depending on condition.

    However, there are ways to "date" a Brunswick Gold Crown pool tables - as sellers often don't know, or mis-label the ads.

    Here is the document I use to identify the various Brunswick gold crown models. Sorry it's not a higher-resolution picture, it was given to me by a pool table mechanic a long time ago. It can help distinguish between Gold Crown I, II, III, and IV models. For matching the finish, don't just go by the photos. Look at the "Finish Options" column. Hope it helps.


    Good luck, and let us know what you end up going with, and of course - post photos of your finished man-cave!

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Brunswick Gold Crown 5 Reviews

  • Title: Brunswick Gold Crown 5 Reviews
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  • Published: 7/26/2019 8:42:13 AM
  • Last Updated: 8/7/2019 4:08:50 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)