Originally Posted by CJ_56
This is getting to be contagious or something. The first .22 I actually owned was a Stevens 15-B single shot. It had been in the family for at least 15 years before that and my neighbor owned it before that and left it in his will to my dad. Dad always had so many rifles around I mostly learned on a Marlin 60 but when my older brothers moved out they picked out the ones they liked and took them along. They left the Stevens behind and I ended up with it. I couldn't be happier with it though. My brother must have killed 500 squirrels with that rifle. He loved it. It is still a very accurate rifle and probably will be for another 150 years. It's so simple the only thing that could go wrong would be to wear out the barrel and that will take a while with a single shot .22. It's still one of the most accurate .22's I own. My only complaint is there's nowhere to mount a scope and my eyes are getting too old to shoot it like I once did. I've owned that rifle for about 35 years. Dad owned it another 15 and my neighbor about 10 so it's been around the neighborhood for a long time and it's still in good condition. Those rifles are built to last for sure. They're also built to be accurate.
What are the odds of that! Great little rifle, i regret the day i sold it. But mine had a 11mm dove tail on top of the receiver. I think they were so accurate was because the barrel and receiver were 1 piece. I shot it so much my thumbs hurt from cocking it each shot. Mine had a barrel cut to 16" with a threaded muzzle.