I have no personal experience with the Erma M1 22, but they are a really neat looking carbine. I dont know what they might be going for price wise. Depending on what you find price wise, I DO own a Ruger 10/22 which is very similar looking and functions similarly, and the 10/22 is available everywhere, they are reasonably priced both new and used, and there are all sorts of readily available accessories and adaptations for them as well. There may or may not be any "collector" market for the Erma; I rather doubt it; so in my mind, I probably wouldnt pay more for it than I would for a good used 10/22 by comparison. Just a suggestion for thought. Good luck.