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Meucci Originals Pool Cue

Meucci Originals Pool Cue

I have an older Meucci Originals I am trying to identify the year/era of the cue.

My dad played with it in the early to mid 90's, the shaft has a slight warp in it, would like to replace it with the same era shaft if possible.

Any help would be great..

Ron Brusseau



Meucci Originals Pool Cue

Replies & Comments

  1. RonBrusseaubilliardsforum on 3/1/2021 10:36:27 AM

    It is a Meucci Originals MO-1½ cue.


  2. RonBrusseauRonBrusseau on 3/1/2021 11:58:06 AM

    Any idea how old this cue may be?

  3. RonBrusseaubilliardsforum on 3/1/2021 3:57:00 PM

    Can you upload a very clear, close-up photo of (1) the joint pin and insert, and (2) the weight-bolt (under the bumper)?

  4. RonBrusseauRonBrusseau on 3/2/2021 3:45:33 PM

    Here are some photos you requested.





  5. RonBrusseaubilliardsforum on 3/3/2021 6:33:12 AM


    The flat-head weight bolt and (more importantly,) the brass joint pin are key indicators that the cue is from the earliest generation of the Meucci Originals "MO" series from mid-1970s.

    The earliest generation with the brass joint pin are the most sought-after (as they're a strong indicator the cue is from this early Meucci Originals series—as opposed to cues having an identical design but from a later series).

  6. RonBrusseauRonBrusseau on 3/5/2021 5:29:39 AM


    1. The shaft has a slight warp, how much does that affect the value?
    2. Does replacing the shaft devalue the cue?
    3. Meucci can custom make a shaft for this era cue, does that devalue the cue?
    4. How would I determine the age and value of the cue?
  7. RonBrusseaubilliardsforum on 3/5/2021 1:35:31 PM
    1. A lot. In general, nobody wants a shaft that's not straight. Value the cue as though it has no shaft, e.g. subtract $25 - $75.
    2. Not really. A replacement shaft won't make much, if any, difference for this model, but it solves the problem in question #1.
    3. See the answer to #2.
    4. We've covered the cue's age in previous answers. It's from the 1970s.

    The thing about this cue is that it's the most basic cue from the series, and thus, not worth much to begin with.

  8. RonBrusseauRonBrusseau on 3/5/2021 6:25:19 PM

    I cannot loosen the weight bolt, I've heard that they could be glued. If so, what is the easiest way to remove it? Don't want to break the bolt

  9. RonBrusseaubilliardsforum on 3/6/2021 5:01:06 AM

    I've not actually done that myself with an older Meucci, so take this with a grain of salt and proceed with caution and at your own risk.

    Here's what I've heard:

    • It's not glue that was used, it was an epoxy.
    • Some have had success heating up the weight bolt first.

    ...and from a comment I found elsewhere:

    If, while you are heating the bolt, you grip the butt at the location of the bolt, your hand will tell you when the bolt is ready to come out. The butt should be warm, bordering on hot, and that should mean that the bolt is hot enough for the glue bond to break. If it gets too hot you will break down the glue that is holding the butt together.

    Again, I've not done any of this myself, so use this information at your own risk. If you have any doubt, consult an experienced cue technician.

  10. RonBrusseauuser1662945357 on 12/8/2023 10:51:27 AM

    The screw isn't a weight bolt. The screw is what holds the butt plate on.

    The old originals don't have weight bolts.

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Meucci Originals Pool Cue

  • Title: Meucci Originals Pool Cue
  • Author: (Ron Brusseau)
  • Published: 2/28/2021 9:31:38 AM