Re: What was the first .22 you actually owned?
Mine was a Savage Model 3 single shot.Dad bought it about 1950 and both my older brother and I learned to shoot with it.Until we began shooting in an NRA junior club it was the only gun in the house.Living in what was then the wilds of Florida I lost count of the number of snakes and varmits that it took care of. I remember my Mom killing a Cotton mouth moccasin with it that was as big around the middle as an intertube.
As the years went by and newer 22`s were added including a 521T,couple 513`s for target work and a 572 and 550 for hunting the old Savage was pretty much forgotten.I restored the stock 20 or so years ago and it is in the safe with the rest of the collection.I used it last year for a retro-squirrel hunt and it shoots straight and true as it did 60 years ago. Joe