Hi Jim, I know it has been a while, but I am wondering if you ever got any confirmation on the make of this Meucci Originals cue?
I've read the details in both of the AZB posts, as I've been looking into the same Meucci Original for someone. I found a three recent references you may not have seen. Also one very old reference.
But first, just for the benefit other others viewing, it is definitely NOT a Meucci BH-5 or a Meucci 84-4, regardless the edition, etc. This has been hashed out already in a thread at AZB.
Sale in March 2015
First I found an auction from early 2015 for this same cue. The description noted that they spent hours trying to research it and came up with nothing.
this cue has to be from the late 70's due to its color. It sat in a closet for almost twenty years until we got it from its second owner. We have done hours of research and have never seen an Original that is an exact match to this one. It has the most intense yellowing of Meucci’s old finish we have ever seen. We have heard a lot of opinions from a lot of collectors, but nobody has ever produced a picture of an exact copy of this cue. A great cue for the unique Meucci collector.
Here are some of the photos of that Meucci Original from the auction:
Another ID request by someone on the Meucci Facebook page on September 24, 2015
These two were posted to the Meucci Facebook page asking for an identification. Got no responses.
Auction on December 23, 2015
Then, an eBay auction from 2015-12-23 (might be the exact same cue as posted on the Meucci FB page) where the seller had no idea. But at the end of the item description he mentioned that someone said it would be a 1980's Meucci Black Knight.
...Sorry need a little help with this one don't know the model. Your thoughts? Anyway the shaft has a slight roll in it and to me the ferrule has a slight gap between it and the shaft. Nothing wrong with the leather wrap, no flaws, and it's tight all the way around. No nicks or dents but it might have what I would call "a marr" in the butt end, being rubbed up against something but it will buff out with ease. Overall it is in excellent condition. When you have 60 Meucci's how many can you play at one time? e-mail or call, text questions 302-373-5353. A nice gentleman from Kentucky, let me know that the cue is called a Black Knight 1980 ish
This would be the second instance I have seen now where someone said it is a "white knight" or "black knight" cue (that old AZB thread from 2007 would be the other).
I've also seen reference to folks wanting this cue.
I'm looking for a specific model Meucci. It was on the cover of Cornhuskers Billiard supply magazine around 1988-1989.... I think the cue was called a "Black Knight". The white buttcap was kinda high (long), and reminded me of a race horse with its legs taped.
Now the really old reference:
Here is a picture from page 21 of "POOL & Billiard Magazine" - November 1987 issue. It show this exact cue with all of the parts disassembled, and then assembled. It was part of their "cue maker's special report" feature.
Again though, no mention of a model number or name of the cue though, but it does help to date it to the 1980's, which kind of corroborates the other mentions.