Re: What was the first .22 you actually owned?
Firearms International "Bronco", single shot .22 rifle. Received as a birthday gift from my Dad, he went to buy me a pellet rifle and found this little .22 for less money. IIRC, he paid $12 for it NIB. My oldest daughter now owns this rifle.
The first rifle I fired was also my Dad's first gun, a Winchester Model 67 built around 1935. He bought it himself and paid $7 for it back in the day. I now own this one, it will eventually go to my younger daughter.