Re: What was the first .22 you actually owned?
Mine was a 1934 Mossberg Model 10. Dad bought it from a family friend and banned me from going into the basement for weeks while he carefully repaired the cracked stock and cleaned it up for my 11th birthday. It is a single shot bolt that shoots shorts, longs, and long rifle. I still have it today. I bought a Nylon 66 a few months later from the same man who sold my dad the other one for $30 that I earned mowing yards. I still have it as well and they will be with me forever. My 10/22 and Rossi are more disposable, but I have a hard time letting any gun go once I aquire it. If I have children, they will inherit them, but I am not just going to sell them to some stranger.