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Identify Cue with a 9-Ball Rack Graphic


Identify Cue with a 9-Ball Rack Graphic

Can anyone help me identify this pool cue with a 9-ball rack on the butt-sleeve?

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UPDATE: Posted 4th photo showing butt cap and joint collar as requested.

Identify Cue with a 9-Ball Rack Graphic

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  1. user1524059211billiardsforum on 4/30/2018 9:36:28 PM

    Can you do a better photo of the butt cap/joint please? Also, does the pool cue have any markings at all? Is there anything you can tell us about the cue at all?

    The quality of that latest photo you posted doesn't help at all, but I suspect that there isn't much point pursuing it any further. The reason I say that is because it appears that the design and points on your cue are either decals or printed on (e.g. a "graphics cue" and not actually inlaid materials. Can you confirm that? If my assumption is correct, then the value will be low, and thus, may not justify sinking more time into identification.

    The only other cue I know of with a 9-ball rack design is this Excalibur cue (but I am pretty sure that is not the brand that you have). The layout of the balls is different in this one as well. This one is currently available on eBay for $20.

    excalibur-9ball-rack-graphic-cue.jpg

  2. user1524059211user1524059211 on 4/30/2018 9:50:19 PM

    It's an old retired Viking cue model. Viking N1000 pool cue.

  3. user1524059211billiardsforum on 4/30/2018 10:54:13 PM

    Great eye! And of course it is the only one in the damn catalog which does NOT have the Viking logo on the butt cap.

    Though the original poster's cue doesn't match the one in the Viking N-Series catalog (shown below), it's pretty darn close. There are about 3 fairly obvious and non-trivial variations though. What the Viking N1000 cue has in the catalog that the cue above does not, includes:

    1. White dashes around the joint collar and butt cap
    2. White detail inside of the inlays in the points
    3. An extra white line outlining the points

    What the original poster's cue looks like is possibly a more recent version? Wonder if it was a simpler version sold through their "SmartShops" catalog channel?

    I put in a request to Viking for some help clarifying. Will update when I hear back.

    Here is the Viking N1000 pool cue from the Viking N Series cue catalog (1989).

    N1000, $1000, [shown with] Joint D, Leather.

    1988-viking-n1000-pool-cue.jpg

    Also, this cue debuted before the Viking N-Series. It was released in the Viking A Series (Viking A800 cue - $800) from 1983-1989. Cue is pretty much identical to the N series.

    viking-a800-pool-cue.jpg

  4. user1524059211user1524059211 on 4/30/2018 10:59:50 PM

    I sent the picture to Viking and they got back to me stating that this cue was just a customization to whatever the customer ordered. It's Birdseye Maple instead of Ebony and the joint was upgraded. I'm currently having it sent to them for appraisal. Thanks for all the help, it was appreciated.

  5. user1524059211billiardsforum on 4/30/2018 11:03:32 PM

    Awesome! Great info. Let us know what you hear back.

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Identify Cue with a 9-Ball Rack Graphic

  • Title: Identify Cue with a 9-Ball Rack Graphic
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  • Published: 4/18/2018 9:46:52 AM
  • Last Updated: 4/30/2018 10:09:53 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)