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Just go a call from a dealer friend of mine in Calf. and told me that Don Criswell passed. Don was a great guy and was very kind to me. He was a Winchester 21 specialist. One of the old guards in the trade. He was 90.

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The ranks are getting thin. Only had one experience and he was great.

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I met Don at BBB in So Cal about 15 years ago.
He helped me with one of my first 21's. He was the real deal.

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Always enjoyed getting his sales booklets every quarter or so. Long time ago now. Good man of the trade.
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I hate to hear this. I had many good conversations and dealings with Don. He was a good man.

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Godspeed. I miss the days of experts in the field, who earned their keep with a big dealer, or, were big dealers.

Best,
Ted

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the same that wrote the guides to confederate currency and bonds?


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Originally Posted By: arrieta2
Just go a call from a dealer friend of mine in Calf. and told me that Don Criswell passed. Don was a great guy and was very kind to me. He was a Winchester 21 specialist. One of the old guards in the trade. He was 90.

John Boyd


I met Don a number of times at the Las Vegas January gun show back in the 70's and 80's. We both loved 21's and we always had a good chat.
Fond memories.

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Originally Posted By: John Roberts
Always enjoyed getting his sales booklets every quarter or so. Long time ago now. Good man of the trade.
JR


I remember those as well. He always had quite an inventory of 21s. More sad news.

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A really nice man and excellent dealer. Met him in Vegas many years ago and bought my first Parker from him—a DH 12 on a 1 frame. He patiently let me fondle and examine it for several hours without any complaint. I liked him and we would visit in the years following. As said above, the ranks are thinning rapidly.


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