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Help Identifying Older Adam Cue

Help Identifying Older Adam Cue

I need some help identifying this cue? Looking for the brand, model, and year(s) the cue was made.

Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.


Help Identifying Older Adam Cue

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  1. fasteddie23Chopdoc on 8/13/2019 9:31:34 PM

    It's an Adam cue. Made in Japan.

    I'm pretty sure I can find the model. I'll have to dig in my files. Hang on...

    In the mean time the forum owner might nail it. I think he has the old Adam catalogs too.

  2. fasteddie23billiardsforum on 8/14/2019 2:52:13 PM

    It is from the 1973-1974 Adam Bandits series (named after notorous outlaws).

    Yours is an Adam M/A-5 Cue, AKA "Doc Holliday".

    This design was remade in the re-release of the Bandits series in the later 1980s, as an Adam MAC-9 cue, though ever so slightly different. See below for comparison:

    adam-ma-5-cue.jpg adam-mac9-cue.jpg

  3. fasteddie23fasteddie23 on 8/14/2019 8:21:43 PM

    Thanks so much gentlemen!

    Two more questions:

    1. Do you have any idea of how much the Adam M/A-5 is worth? What is it's value?
    2. Is it best to repair the shaft, replace the shaft or not worth repairing or replacing?
  4. fasteddie23Chopdoc on 8/15/2019 8:52:38 AM
    1. ...how much the Adam M/A-5 is worth?

      I believe the Adam M/A-5 cue was from a "value" line. There had a lower price point, and may have been decal cues. They also had a less popular joint.

      In terms of a cue's value:

      1. Condition is everything.
      2. Identifying it helps the value.
      3. And obviously being the older version would be an attraction to collectors.

      But it looks like the end of the shaft is split, and the wrap is also rough.

      The cue is not worth a whole lot. Under $100 with the shaft split. Maybe $50 - $75?

      The best way to tell is via an auction. See if someone really loves it. If there are two or more who want the cue, you'll get more for it.

    2. Is it best to repair the shaft?

      The shaft is probably not really fixable.

      You probably won't find a replacement shaft.

      You could have a new one made using the joint parts from that one, but having a good shaft made will consume the value of the cue. It is up to you do decide if that's worth it.

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Help Identifying Older Adam Cue

  • Title: Help Identifying Older Adam Cue
  • Author: (Corey Flaum)
  • Published: 8/13/2019 8:42:15 PM
  • Last Updated: 9/11/2019 1:52:02 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)