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Help Identifying Older Adam Cue

Help Identifying Older Adam Cue

I need some help identifying this cue?

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.

  2. fasteddie23fasteddie23 on 8/14/2019 10:52:26 AM

    Any idea of the year and or model of the cue?

  3. fasteddie23Chopdoc on 8/14/2019 1:10:25 PM

    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.

  4. 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

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

    Thanks so much gentlemen!

  6. fasteddie23fasteddie23 on 8/15/2019 4:44:37 AM

    Sorry, one more question, any idea the value?

  7. fasteddie23Chopdoc on 8/15/2019 8:52:38 AM

    I believe these were a "value" line. Lower price, maybe decal cues. And with a less popular joint.

    Condition is everything.

    Identifying it helps the value.

    And obviously being the older version would be an attraction to collectors.

    But it looks like the end of the shaft is split?

    Wrap is rough.

    Not worth a whole lot. Under 100 with the shaft split. Maybe 50-75?

    Best way to tell is an auction. See if someone really loves it. If there are two who want it, you'll get more.

  8. fasteddie23fasteddie23 on 8/16/2019 11:39:48 AM

    Sorry, one more question.

    Is it best to repair the shaft, replace the shaft or not worth repairing or replacing?


  9. fasteddie23Chopdoc on 8/16/2019 1:33:40 PM

    Probably not really fixable.

    You could have a new one made using the joint parts from that one. You probably won't find a replacement. Having a good shaft made will consume the value of the cue. Up to you if that's worth it.

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Help Identifying Older Adam Cue

  • Title: Help Identifying Older Adam Cue
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  • Published: 8/13/2019 8:42:15 PM
  • Last Updated: 8/14/2019 3:03:07 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)