Re: What was the first .22 you actually owned?
My first was a model 15Y Stevens. I shot hundreds of rounds through it and it shoots as well today as it did when it was new.
My dad bought it at a local general store in 1958 when I was taking my hunter safety course so I would have it to use the night we shot at the Sportsmans club range. Dad paid $15 NIB.
I have since given the little .22 to my son who keeps it in his gun cabinet. I am looking forward to seeing my grandaughter shoot it soon as well as the grandson my son has on the way now.
All my children have shot the .22 and it is part of the family.
If you want to get something out of something, you must put something into it.
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