Szam inspired Mottey

deadnutz

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Recent pick up of a Szam inspired Mottey. Could use a refinish but is a solid classic design. Yes its for sale.




 

deanoc

AzB Silver Member
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Mottey cues take a back seat to nobody

I prefer the play of Mottey to all the piloted steel greats

why?
I dunno,buy I love the play of all mottey cues
steel,ivory or wood joint

In fact I am looking to buy Mottey cues now
 

Craig Fales

Registered bubinga user
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Interesting in that it looks like rust where the finish has chipped away on the metal rings.
 

skins

Likes to draw
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Interesting in that it looks like rust where the finish has chipped away on the metal rings.

Yeah I'm curious about those rings too. Also those shaft pilots are not his style. His were more like Gus and George with perfectly rounded brass into the maple tounge... From the date sig on the forearm it's an earlier example though so that could explain that.
 
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ideologist

I don't never exaggerate
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The rings oxidized. A refinishing would make them glean again. Lots of vintage cues share this fate. Rings pop and then oxidize.
 

WildWing

AzB Silver Member
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The rings oxidized. A refinishing would make them glean again. Lots of vintage cues share this fate. Rings pop and then oxidize.

I generally agree with that. However, in the fourth picture showing the rings above the buttsleeve, it looks like material is substantially missing from the rings. If so, I'm not sure just a refinish would restore it. It would be interesting to hear from cue makers and repairmen on that.

All the best,
WW
 

skins

Likes to draw
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The rings oxidized. A refinishing would make them glean again. Lots of vintage cues share this fate. Rings pop and then oxidize.

Sure but these look like they're deteriorating somewhat. I was thinking they were nickle silver rings but maybe they're not or the conditions the cue was stored in was not optimum to say the least.. I'm agree a good refinish would make them look new though.
 
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