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The Passing of a Winchester Friend
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December 5, 2020 - 5:12 am
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Fellow Winchester Collectors,

It is with sadness I must advise you of the passing of a good friend to all Winchester collectors.

Dr. Larry Shennum passed on early Friday morning from complications of Parkinson’s Disease, He fought a hard battle over the last few years, and he will be missed.

Larry authored The Red Book of Winchester Values through 4 editions, and was working as best he could on a 5th edition up until a year ago.

May he Rest In Peace.

 

Bill Coppock 

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I had a table next to his at a Reno show. Bought two rifles from him. A true gentleman.  Big Larry

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My sincere condolences to all who had the privilege of knowing Larry.  My introduction to Larry goes back to the early 1990s at the Pomona Show where we sold and traded back and forth various Winchester 22s.  He will be truly missed.  Roger B.

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My sincere condolences to all who had the privilege of knowing Larry.  My introduction to Larry goes back to the early 1990s at the Pomona Show where we sold and traded back and forth various Winchester 22s.  He will be truly missed.  Roger B.  

He will be missed as we continue to miss the Pomona show, the biggest and best gun show ever.   Big Larry

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December 6, 2020 - 5:32 pm
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I too knew Larry.  I bought one of the nicest 1890’s I ever owned from him.

Thanks Bill for letting us know of his passing.

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I had the pleasure of rescuing Larry once when he had car troubles. 

He never “forgave” me for it….. He provided me with opportunities to purchase some of my finest pieces in my collection. 

The last of which was very nice M-70 Varmint in 220 swift. The unertle 12X that tops it was a gift to him from his father.

 It will remain a most treasured item in my collection. 

 I will miss him CryCry

Doug Hart

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Larry was a fine gentleman, and full of knowledge. I was lucky to have the opportunity to get to know him through Bert at a number of Cody and Reno shows. We shot some prairie dogs together near Sheridan WY quite a few years back. As I recall, Larry was shooting a Ruger #1 in 22/250, which I found interesting since he was such a Winchester collector. He put up an admirable fight against the Parkinson’s. RIP Larry…….

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pdog72 said
Larry was a fine gentleman, and full of knowledge. I was lucky to have the opportunity to get to know him through Bert at a number of Cody and Reno shows. We shot some prairie dogs together near Sheridan WY quite a few years back. As I recall, Larry was shooting a Ruger #1 in 22/250, which I found interesting since he was such a Winchester collector. He put up an admirable fight against the Parkinson’s. RIP Larry…….  

That Ruger #1 that Larry was using was a 243 Win loaded with 55-grain pills. He also used a Model 70 Varmint in 220 Swift (that Doug Hart now owns).  I will miss Larry terribly…

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Bert H. said

That Ruger #1 that Larry was using was a 243 Win loaded with 55-grain pills. He also used a Model 70 Varmint in 220 Swift (that Doug Hart now owns).  I will miss Larry terribly…

Bert  

Thanks Bert. I wasn’t positive on the chambering but knew it was a very common one. I’m not sure how often Larry was able to get out and shoot in the years after that but I’m grateful we had that day to pop some dogs and have some fun with him. 

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Dr Shennum was our high school marine biology teacher and mentor in 1985. My girlfriend’s anatomy and dissection teacher.   I played chess with him almost every day at lunch and only beat him once.  He mentored me on reef aquariums.  He took me to my first gunshow at Pomona.  I am now 30 years into  gunsmithing as a living and his guidance and support at a time I really needed it, will never be forgotten.  Heck, he taught me to “smell” guns to detect cold-blue.  I think I still have some of the articles he wrote about his time as support on the baja 5000, meeting John Wayne in Mexico, and as private pilot. 

One of a small number of mentors who changed my young life for the better.

 

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