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Can't ID 2 Vintage Cues

Can't ID 2 Vintage Cues

My Great Grandfather owned a pool hall from the 1950's-1970's. I recently found one of his old tables in pieces (far beyond repair) along with 2 pretty unique cues, still in their cases.

One is relatively new I'm guessing by the stickers, the other however, has no markings, brand logos, weight or anything on it. I upload a picture of that one. I'll share a photo of the newer one as well but don't think it's anything special.

Again, the one with the stickers I believe isn't that old. The one with the green grip is the one I'm more interested in.

Thanks for any help in advance!


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Can't ID 2 Vintage Cues

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  1. KrisMcMillenbilliardsforum on 5/1/2018 7:14:37 PM

    I am glad you posted these pool cues. These are both very nice cues in my opinion, and I am quite sure that the first one would be on many collector's want-lists given the condition it is in.

    The first one is from Adam Custom Cues, Ltd. It is an Adam M/A-6 pool cue from around 1973-1974 (in fact, I believe I can see that model number sticker still on the cue in your photos). The Adam M/A-6 cue was named the "Frank James" model, and was from the "Adam Bandits" line.

    The Adam Bandits are still outside the law, still running wild, grabbing the cash, and knocking 'em dead.


    I believe this was a pretty popular design, as Adam Cue later carried on the general design in several other models, including the Adam MAC-8 cue.


    I think the second cue is from around the same time period, but I can't pinpoint the exact brand or model right now, but I will keep an eye out. There are a few other folks on here who I consider very knowledgeable when it comes to these cues, and they would likely know what this is. Give it some time.

  2. KrisMcMillenChopdoc on 5/1/2018 8:45:55 PM

    The Adam is Ramin wood, not maple. Their lowest end cues. Not very collectible...but some do collect such cues since they can be had relatively inexpensively.

    Interestingly Ramin is an endangered and protected species now, in no small part because of the market in pool cues and also furniture. Most cue aficionados have no interest in Ramin and cue makers generally look down on it. Some won't even work on a Ramin cue.

    Similar cues were made by Adam and sold under names such as Brunswick and Eckes. The Eckes models were all maple as far as I know.

    The other is another inexpensive Asian import.

    The spliced shaft is cool and if long enough, which in my experience most are not, I would be interested in converting it for use on another cue that I have.

  3. KrisMcMillenKrisMcMillen on 8/7/2018 2:49:02 PM

    Wow! Sorry for the late response, but thank you so much!

    I really appreciate the help and the great information!

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Can't ID 2 Vintage Cues

  • Title: Can't ID 2 Vintage Cues
  • Author: (Kris McMillen)
  • Published: 4/19/2018 4:12:45 PM
  • Last Updated: 5/1/2018 7:33:24 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)