Re: What was the first .22 you actually owned?
You know, I never really thought about it, but I didn't own a .22 myself for a long time. My first gun was a hunting rifle in .308, followed by more hunting rifles, handguns and a shotgun. I didn't actually "own" a .22 until 2008, when I bought a Savage Anschutz sporter rifle. A great gun to start a .22 collection with!
I always had .22's to shoot, because I've bought enough of them for my son, and I had access to my dad's guns, until I got a little too fond of his Browning 52 and he locked it in his gun safe so I couldn't drool on it any more.