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Find Maker and Model of a Pool Cue

Find Maker and Model of a Pool Cue

I need help identifying the maker and model of this pool cue if possible.


Find Maker and Model of a Pool Cue

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  1. Ashleybilliardsforum on 1/24/2020 1:35:53 PM

    From this photo alone, I only recognize it to be a low-quality and inexpensive import cue.

    Are there any markings, labels, or other identifiers on the pool cue?

    What does the joint look like?

  2. Ashleyuser1580250704 on 1/28/2020 2:31:45 PM

    I have a cue that looks like this that I bought at a billiards shop near Royal Oak, MI (in Northwest Detroit) in 1970.

    There were several of these being sold that came in a case. Brass threaded joints were used. It came with 3 weights, of which I see 2 of these installed on the cue in your photo. The cue tips were the screw-in type and they threaded into the ferrule.

    There is no markings on my cue, except the rubber heel at butt end of cue says "Made in Japan".

    Here is photo of 1970 cue bought near Northwest Detroit.


  3. AshleyAshley on 1/28/2020 6:49:41 PM

    It would make sense with the time of purchase. My father was in the Vietnam war.

    Are there any markings on the inside under the felt in your cue case?

    Here is the rubber bumper on mine:


  4. Ashleyuser1580250704 on 1/29/2020 7:43:24 AM

    Only marking is this red magic marker note:



    As a high school student in March 1970 that saw these boxed sets in a store and had to have it, I pulled together $70 to pay for the box and cues set, which is about $467 in today's dollars.

    Is it worth that much? Well, I think the store made a tidy profit on these sets. The quality of materials seems good, though when assembled the sticks are a little offset at the joint. This could maybe be fixed by replacing the joint.

    Maybe someone could inform whether this is even worth considering.

  5. AshleyAshley on 1/30/2020 12:18:48 AM

    Would the "471" be underneath the felt?

  6. Ashleyuser1580250704 on 1/31/2020 8:45:40 AM

    The red magic marker note 471 was located on bottom inside of case that I have. The thin felt-paperboard base rested on top of this along with the two dividers, and the sides of the felt paperboard base were glued on the sides. The upper half (top inside) of case has a foam that if peeled back reveals top inside of the cue case. I am not sure if this means that at least 471 cases or cues were built.

    I noticed the rubber bumper on my cue set is a little different with the starfish pattern.


    If I had to guess who made these cues, I would say Rich Cue Corp or maybe Q master, based on a very vague memory of a sign that I thought I saw 50 years ago that were posted with the cue sets.

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Find Maker and Model of a Pool Cue

  • Title: Find Maker and Model of a Pool Cue
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  • Published: 1/23/2020 4:22:13 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/24/2020 1:27:23 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)