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ID and Value Cue, Similar to a Meucci Originals MO-5 Cue

ID and Value Cue, Similar to a Meucci Originals MO-5 Cue

I picked up a Meucci Originals cue for my father, and I am looking for more details to pass on about it.

It has the larger (~.75 inch) bumper, and the letter "A" is not filled in, so I'm pretty sure it's a pre-1990 model. It looks like the Meucci MO-5 cue from the image here:


...but this cue only has 2 points and the rings near the joint are inlaid instead of a solid color. The patterns are different on the butt and shaft so I imagine the shaft was replaced / swapped but he's a player not a collector so it doesn't really matter to him (no offense to the collectors out there, nothing wrong with that it's just not his thing).

Pics below. Let me know if close-ups of anything else would help.

Meucci_02.jpg Meucci_04.jpg



ID and Value Cue, Similar to a Meucci Originals MO-5 Cue

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  1. Davidv851billiardsforum on 1/17/2021 10:35:31 AM

    I'd have also guessed it's that version of the Meucci Originals MO-5 cue, but the joint collars on the shaft and the cue are throwing me off.

    It could be a Frankenstein cue as you mentioned, but could also be a one-off, or from a special run made for a big retailer of the day like Cornhusker Billiard Supply or Mueller's, etc.

    UPDATE: I asked around and the consensus is this:

    1. The shaft definitely doesn't belong with that cue. It is from a different model altogether (could be from any one of several which used that pattern, but definitely isn't from that cue)
    2. The forearm and joint collar are almost certainly from a Meucci Originals David Howard DH1 cue. As you mentioned, it likely had work done to the butt sleeve and butt cap as those don't match. Originally, the butt cap would have had the name "David Howard" below the "Meucci Originals" stamp, and the black butt sleeve would have had the same pattern and colors as found in the joint collar (see image below).
    3. The butt sleeve and butt cap (if not changed during a repair) would have been from a Meucci Originals MO-5 cue as you originally mentioned.
    4. Someone familiar with Meucci goings-on of the time also mentioned this:

      I know that they did throw together a lot of cues in that era with parts and pieces... a lot of cues were sold behind bobs back... could be one of those...


    Ultimately it'll be impossible to know for sure without contacting previous owners of the cue, but at least now you know what models the various components would have been from.

    If you get any more info on it, please do share it here!

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ID and Value Cue, Similar to a Meucci Originals MO-5 Cue

  • Title: ID and Value Cue, Similar to a Meucci Originals MO-5 Cue
  • Author: (David VIers)
  • Published: 1/13/2021 8:48:54 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/17/2021 10:33:44 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)