Mine was a Sears single shot bolt action that I first fired at 5 or 6. I've been hooked since.
That was almost certainly a Stevens rifle. It might also have been a Marlin but most likely it was a Stevens. They were famous for their single shot .22's. Did it have a pull to cock design?
The first photo is of a Sears single shot .22. The second one is a Stevens single shot .22. Get the picture?
There were other models of course and the stocks might have been different or they might have been treated different too. You should see mine. But they were great, great rifles IMO.