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ID Mali Cue #310 on Butt Cap

ID Mali Cue #310 on Butt Cap

I need help identifying the model of a Mali cue.

I've been playing pool on and off for 66 years now and am currently in an "on" phase. I started on a basement table at a friends house when I was 13 (you can do the math). The eyes have changed and it is harder to bend but some of the old tricks remain.

Can anyone help with an ID on this Mali cue? I would like to know the date it was first manufactured and any other info. Even though it is stamped "310", it looks a lot like a Mali V3 cue. Could it be an earlier version of the Mali V3 cue?

Thanking you in advance.




ID Mali Cue #310 on Butt Cap

Replies & Comments

  1. Buzzardbobbilliardsforum on 12/31/2019 12:11:26 PM

    It is a Mali V-3 from the Mali Vintage series (AKA Mali Vintage #3 cue, or Mali V3 cue or Mali MV-3 cue).

    MSRP was $190, but common retail price was more like $150. Worth about this, or less, today in used condition.

    The "310" represents a production run month and year. It was made in October of 2003.

    From the brochure:

    Mali V3 Cue


    Mali Pool Cue with a birdseye maple forearm with four sharp ebony points. The points meet above the wrap, which is a very traditional design not often found on cues of this price range. The butt is ebony. The wrap is black with white spec irish linen. There are two sets of bushka style rings at the joint. The joint is stainless steel with 5/16 x 14 piloted pin. This cue comes with one shaft with a 13 mm pro taper and Le Pro tip. The quality of the finish and linen wrap on the Mali Cues are exceptional!

  2. BuzzardbobBuzzardbob on 12/31/2019 12:40:29 PM

    Thank you for the quick and interesting reply. Was Mali still making cues in the US in 2003?

  3. Buzzardbobbilliardsforum on 12/31/2019 1:28:18 PM

    This line was most certainly not made in the USA. After 2001, Mali was simply an importer and distributor of cues bearing the Mali brand.

    It was most likely made in the same factories as brands like Lucasi and Players (as they also do similar digits on the butt cap denoting production runs).

    I am not sure the brand is still being used on pool cues these days. A number of sources indicate they are no longer in business. Have not been able to verify that one way or another.

  4. BuzzardbobBuzzardbob on 12/31/2019 1:37:51 PM

    Great info. Thanks again. Happy New Year to all!

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ID Mali Cue #310 on Butt Cap

  • Title: ID Mali Cue #310 on Butt Cap
  • Author: (Bob Brooks)
  • Published: 12/31/2019 11:35:12 AM
  • Last Updated: 12/31/2019 12:04:15 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)