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identifying an old cue

identifying an old cue

I recently got an old cue that use to be my grandfathers. I know my self that this thing is more then 20 years old, i cant find any markings on it. Its five peices. If any one can help tell me about it or a website that would help it would be apperciated.

identifying an old cue

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  1. dirtae69Fox523 on 12/10/2010 3:05:01 PM

    It is a Five-Piece Chinese? Taiwanese? Korean? Worthless piece of c..p.

    The reason I say this is that if you tried to put it together and shoot with it, the shaft joints will whittle your fingers into blistered stumps. Most house cues will probably be straighter and not loosen in the middle of a shot.

    The glittery plastic rings near the ends of the wrap and near the bumper are not a good sign... If you gently try, you will probably find the tip screws out as well. - another sign of a cheap cue. If you are lucky, you could probably eek out about $10 - $25 out of it.

    It was a probably a fad item - meant to separate the unwary from their money during the post-color of money craze during the late '80's and early 90's. Possibly marketed as a "Real Hustler's Cue..." because it wasn't carried in a tell-tale cue case.

    Nobody in their right mind would shoot with it.

  2. dirtae69Fenwick on 12/10/2010 3:59:35 PM

    I had 2 or 3 5 piece cues. Nothing as nice as you have there and the case makes it a keep sake. Would buy them from Sears and take them to the bars. If they got lost or stolen they only cost $10 or so. I'd keep it just as a reminder of your grandfather.

  3. dirtae69dirtae69 on 12/14/2010 3:54:41 PM

    it shoots fine and every thing doesnt hurt the hand at all when i shoot the tip is a little loose thats all

  4. dirtae69Fox523 on 12/19/2010 3:08:13 PM

    Fair enough. Everyone has their own tastes in equipment.

    I saw a man run a game of 9-ball with a chalked broomstick just to say he could. Anyone who would trust a five-piece for tournament or cash games is a much braver soul than I am.

    But even though they are inexpensive, I still would not recommend one to any new player who wishes to take their game seriously. The more joints you have in a cue, the more likely something will come loose and play funny at an inopportune time. This goes doubly for screw on tips.

    I can see it being a brilliant hustler cue...You put one together in a pool hall, and you will have the entire house wanting to play you.

    Good luck!

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identifying an old cue

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  • Published: 12/4/2010 2:47:06 PM