Rare Tim Scruggs jump break cue

This is something you don’t see everyday. This is a rare Tim Scruggs jump break cue just finished up and send back to its owner. Tim Scruggs started making Tim Scruggs custom cues in 1978 in Baltimore Maryland. This is an example of cue repair and cue refinishing work (not for sale) that has been done here at Proficient Billiards. Cue refinishing usually takes about 2 weeks depending on workload.

94′ signed Jerry Franklin Southwest cue


This is a 94′ Jerry Franklin Southwest cue just finished up. Next step is to Southwest for authentication and a new linen wrap.

The company Southwest cues started making cues in 1982. Jerry Franklin began with cue repair as most do in the early 80’s. DPK Kersenbrock helped form Southwest cues. Early examples are unmarked and can be authenticated by Southwest cues. Cues after 93 are easy to identify and have a brass pin with a cactus, date, and number. Jerry passed away at the age of 42. His wife Laurie Franklin and family continue to run the business. Southwest cues are highly sought after and there is a lengthy waiting period for one. Pool Hall Junkies the movie also helped to catapult Southwest cues. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.

This is an example of cue repair and cue refinishing work (not for sale) that has been done here at Proficient Billiards. Cue refinishing usually takes about 2 weeks depending on workload.

$2750 – Early logo Tim Scruggs cue – ivory joint

Early logo Tim Scruggs cue for sale with ivory joint and ferrules. Weights and dimensions on this one are setup for play.

  • Length – 58.5 inches
  • Shafts – 3/8×10 pin – 12.3 mm on both shafts (ivory ferrules)
  • Weight – 18.4 and 18.7 ounces (aluminum weight bolt)
  • This cue was just refinished with a new lizard wrap here at Proficient due to an aging and yellow finish. The shafts and butt are both straight together and apart. The joint is ivory and so are the ferrules. Tips look like they could be LePro. An embroidered Tim Scruggs sleeve comes with this cue. Vintage TS are becoming harder to find every day. This cue is setup to play, but would also add to anyone’s collection.

Ebony and turquoise Mezz cue

Ebony and turquoise Mezz cue finished up recently here at Proficient. Mezz pool cues are imported from Japan. Mezz cues can be identified by a The Mezz decal. This is an example of cue repair and cue refinishing work (not for sale) that has been done here at Proficient Billiards. Cue refinishing usually takes about 2 weeks depending on workload.

2003 Amboyna propeller James White cue

2003 Amboyna burl propeller James White cue finished up. James White is a cue maker who made pool cues out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania since 2000. James worked with Paul Mottey. Examples that we have seen of James White cues are signed and dated on the forearm. This is an example of cue repair and cue refinishing work (not for sale) that has been done here at Proficient Billiards. Cue refinishing usually takes about 2 weeks depending on workload.

Custom Shop Huebler cues

Custom Shop Huebler cues were in for finish work, because of some cracking in the finish. Paul Huebler began making pool cues in the early seventies out of Missouri. I believe in the early days Bob Meucci and Paul Hubler worked together to start their companies. Huebler cues are easy to identify by the Huebler made-in-USA logo or it could have a Huebler vertical logo found on the butt cap. Cues that wouldn’t have a logo could also be identified by the 5 16-18 thread and the nylon insert into the shaft.

This is an example of cue repair and cue refinishing work (not for sale) that has been done here at Proficient Billiards. Cue refinishing usually takes about 2 weeks depending on workload.

Early 6 window Richard Black cue

Very early 6 window Richard Black cue. We used existing ringwork to make 2 new shafts. Richard Black began making cues in 1974 in Humble Texas. This is an example of cue repair and cue refinishing work (not for sale) that has been done here at Proficient Billiards. Cue refinishing usually takes about 2 weeks depending on workload.

1990 Paul Mottey Excalibur Scrimshaw cue

1990 Paul Mottey Excalibur Scrimshaw cue. Under the wrap as seen in the photos were the original instructions for the scrim. Paul Mottey started making cues in 1983 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. This is an example of cue repair and cue refinishing work (not for sale) that has been done here at Proficient Billiards. Cue refinishing usually takes about 2 weeks depending on workload.