Re: What was the first .22 you actually owned?
Dad, with Mom's grudging assent, bought me a Marlin 81-DL for Christmas when I was around 11, which would have been the early 1950's. Still have it today. Already passed it on to my son & I expect him to pass it on to my grandson. Dad wasn't into guns (only owned one L.C. Smith SxS in 16ga.), but he could see I was after proving myself trustworthy (I guess) with a Daisey BB rifle. Was the terror of the frog pond on my cousin's farm. Hank