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Older Cue with Joint Type I've Never Seen Before

Older Cue with Joint Type I've Never Seen Before

Can anyone help me identify this older pool cue? It has a joint type that I have never seen before.

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Older Cue with Joint Type I've Never Seen Before

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  1. jsticky8384billiardsforum on 12/31/2019 9:21:20 AM

    UPDATE - I was totally wrong.

    I now believe you have an older Adam cue - the Adam M/A-12 cue aka "Billy the Kid" from the 1973-1974 Adam Bandits series (named after notorous outlaws).


    I initially thought that it looked to be a Schmelke joint (though not identical to the one in the photo below).

    However, I can't find that specific one in any of the catalogs I have (though I don't have every single one).

    If you could post clear photos of the cue, including any numbers, stamps, or other markings, it would be helpful.

    Schmelke made cues for other companies, so it may not be a Schmelke branded cue, even if it was made by them. In fact, check out this question about a Brunswick-branded cue from a line which was manufactured by Schmelke. It has the same joint type as the cue in your photo, and many other design similarities. Likely from the same period as the cue in your photos.

    Hopefully this helps point you in the right direction to continue your research.

    It might be worth reaching out to Schmelke Cues. Their email and phone number is in the link.


  2. jsticky8384sunchaser on 1/17/2020 1:16:57 PM

    I have that cue. Its a Brunswick with the brass Schmelke style joint

  3. jsticky8384billiardsforum on 1/18/2020 7:57:51 AM

    @sunchaser - No, it's not a Brunswick cue, though there are very similar Brunswick cue models.

    See above - It's an Adam M/A-12 cue aka "Billy the Kid" from the Adam Bandits series.

    Here's one that was for sale on eBay a while back, with the Adam cue model sticker still on it:


  4. jsticky8384aksgeekfish on 2/20/2023 1:42:28 AM

    Any help with this Adam M/A4 pool cue?

    It seems to have the same wrap as the one above. On the wrap is a "Hollander Hides U.S.A." logo.

  5. jsticky8384justintime4477 on 2/20/2023 9:04:09 PM

    @aksgeekfish - Yours is another Adam M/A cue model.

    I just picked one up myself, the Adam M/A-1 cue. Yours has a different wrap for sure.

    I think they are from the first Adam cue catalog, but that's just a guess though.


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Older Cue with Joint Type I've Never Seen Before

  • Title: Older Cue with Joint Type I've Never Seen Before
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  • Published: 12/15/2019 6:21:07 AM
  • Last Updated: 12/31/2019 9:06:07 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)