My first rimfire was a Hopkins and Allen 5 shot 22 short revolver. It was pretty beat up, not sure exactly how I came by it, I was 14 or 15 at the time and wisely got rid of it. My first decent rimfire was a High Standard HD Military while in College, unwisely, I also let that one go. First center fire was a Ruger Security Six, 357 mag ($87.95) years later in my 40's. I have managed to keep that one.