Re: What was the first .22 you actually owned?
I was in my 20s when I spied a rifle at yard sale in the late 70s. It was a J.C. Higgins Model 42DL with a 4x and J.C. Higgins scope for $40. The man said it had been sitting in a closet since the early 1960s and had only seen 100 rounds or so. I snatched it up and it is still one of my favorites all these years later. It is actually a Marlin Model 80 and the scope is a Weaver with 14k gold trim. A beautiful little gun.