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Can anyone help me ID this cue?

Can anyone help me ID this cue?

I do have two other cues that I bought new, but I saw this used cue and couldn't pass it up for the price since it seemed useful when I closely examined it and I figured that it was likely worth the $15 price tag. It was straight and had a hard case included. But I can't find any markings on it that hint to the manufacturer, so I have no idea what weight or even if it's a decent cue (I figured I could use it for a break cue or loaner if nothing else).

I'll get some pics up in a couple minutes here... The butt section of the cue has the ability to separate into three sections by unscrewing them, just like you'd remove the tip section from a cue. It's got some coarse carving on the grip area and each section of the butt has two metal disks (they almost look to be made of lead or pewter).

Any help ID'ing the cue, it's capabilities and an idea of it's value would be appreciated.

Can anyone help me ID this cue?

Replies & Comments

  1. LBFFenwick on 3/8/2009 5:36:33 PM

    Sight unseen, I had the same cue for years in the early 70's. Brother in-law had one also. Mine had a green wrap. It's what I took to strange to me bars. Had a lot of fun with it. I recall paying about $10 or $15 for it back in the day from Sears. It's far from a collectible cue. Who made it is unknown to me. The disks allows you to change the weight of the cue.

  2. LBFLBF on 3/8/2009 6:07:10 PM

    Sounds like that might be possible... meant to get the pics up sooner but my camera had dead batteries (go figure).

  3. LBFFenwick on 3/8/2009 7:19:10 PM

    That's a little nicer then the one I had. Could be from Thailand or Vietnam. Saw a few when I was there. Nice keepsake. If the wood from the case has a kind of sweet smell and it's rather light it's from the middle East. Just a guess on my part.

  4. LBFquickshot on 3/8/2009 9:08:09 PM

    It's a nice looking cue. My b/j player is something similiar but is 21 oz and can be reduced to 40 inches. China does a large Q making business, I think more so than any other far east countries.

  5. LBFCuetime on 3/9/2009 6:24:22 AM

    Not sure but it look nice. How does it play? Have you used it much yet?

  6. LBFLBF on 3/9/2009 5:25:36 PM

    I actually haven't used it yet... need to fix up the tip (it's a bit mushroomed but I think I can get it shaped back up, it's still fairly thick so I think I have enough to work with on that). But more importantly, I don't have anyone to play with right now, my one buddy refuses to play with me because he sucks and refuses to take any pointers on improving his game. The other friends that will play with me live 100 miles to the north where I went to college, LOL.

  7. LBFJustanotherevolutionary on 3/10/2009 5:24:53 PM

    I can't ID it, but I would say you pretty much stole it if you only paid $15 for it. I like the 3 peice butt, and it looks to be in grand condition...any battle wounds on the shaft? You could always throw a high quality shaft and tip on it and have a complimentable cue. Sort of a flashy "sneaky pete" I suppose, and I certainly wouldn't discard that original shaft. Nice find. I would be proud to own it. Join a league and show it off! =) Really cool grip, I like those engraved grips over just a run of the mill linen wrap.

  8. LBFLBF on 3/10/2009 5:49:06 PM

    I had picked it up partly thinking that being able to shorten it up by taking the butt apart might help if I found myself in a situation where a pool table I was playing didn't have enough clearance (there's a table I played up at college a couple times that had a short section of wall too close for a fullsize cue). It does seem to be in pretty good shape...

    I did notice last night that the entire shaft is high-gloss lacquered... and it's got a couple small lumps in the finish, but no real battle scars... I also discovered that the tip is one of those screw-in jobs.... so I'm guessing it likely isn't a pricier cue. Holding the shaft next to one of the shafts for my favored cue, it looks like the one for this cue is a conical taper and it's slightly shorter (I haven't measured the overall cue length yet).

    Is it even possible to buy shafts to fit cues like this? I noticed that the shaft screws into the butt, and the other two cues I have, it's the opposite...

  9. LBFJustanotherevolutionary on 3/13/2009 6:45:55 AM

    Well now, that is strange. My cousin has an old cue that is the same way. I've seen some snooker cues like that...I really don't know otherwise.

  10. LBFLBF on 3/13/2009 5:28:57 PM

    I had never even heard of snooker till I came across this forum, I must admit that to some degree I thought a pool cue was a pool cue... never realized just how much difference there is till recently.

  11. LBFguest on 3/14/2009 4:16:53 PM

    Those sticks were sold as "house sticks" or table package sticks in the mid '80s. I have several of them from Watson's in Cinci,Ohio. I have a Brunswick cue I'm trying to I.D. , the handle is almost black with a black section near the butt that has 5 mother-of-pearl inlays. The thread section is silver and the inlays look like squares with a short line notched into each side. The butt is black with "Brunswick Billiards USA" written on it. Any help would be appreciated!

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Can anyone help me ID this cue?

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  • Published: 3/8/2009 3:56:48 PM