I have one from 1971 that I purchased new when I was 16 for the huge sum of around $50. For me that was 3 months of bucking hay from out of the fields at $0.03 a bale. Of course purchasing a gun back then, didn't require paper work for the Guberment. I also long ago did a couple custom touches to mine, when NOBODY made any aftermarket accessories for the 10/22. I took off the barrel band and metal butt plate and polished them back somewhere in 1972. Also Tru-Oiled the walnut stock. Other than that and adding a scope and a sling to rifle, she's original and still shoots great. If you don't know what a older(before 1980) Ruger 10/22 shoots like, you need to experience the nostalgia and accuracy that Ruger once gave.