I wanted a Winchester pump .22 since I was a kid. My Marlin bolt was great and I even slept with it on occasion, but that pump was always at the back of my mind. Then all of a sudden I grew up and went into LE. I was able to buy mostly whatever I wanted and picked up the man toys, except for my Colt .22 Diamondback.
Many years passed as well as many gun shows where I did admire those little .22's I always wanted. Then I retired and still never bothered to buy that little .22 cause I was still busy collecting man sized guns.
A couple of years ago while visiting Pa. I went to a gun shop where I had previously bought a Win. '97 riot that I always wanted, but passed up far too many times. I was about to leave the store when I asked this young salesman if he had anything old that maybe I missed. He brought out an 1895 Marlin that was a beauty along with a little minty engraved Winchester Model 62. This time I grabbed onto the .22 and because it was a steal I bought it.
That little .22 shoots like new and is unbelievably fun to shoot and is cheap to shoot as well. At my age I could probably sleep with it and get away with it, but I don't think my wife would appreciate that. I have a few other .22's and can honestly say that .22's aren't just for kids, especially where prices are concerned and can be very relaxing to shoot too. These are my .22's.
Stevens O/U .22-410, Anschutz 1518 .22mag, Win Mod62 mfg1938, Colt .22DB