But it's a single shot bolt action .22LR and I still have it.
Lucky you. I learned to shoot with one of those (from Sears and Roebuck) when I was 9. Then somebody broke into our cabin, and it was stolen.
"Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."
(Milan Kundera, Book of Laughter and Forgetting, 1980)