That's a great price even if it was all original!
Ya done good!
My "intro" to 10/22s was just the opposite.....
I had no idea what a 10/22 even was until I sent for a Ruger catalog in 1999. hmmmmm... what's this?.......10/22? .22 Magnum?.......I like the sound of that! MAAGGNNUUMMM......
Than one day, I just happened to be at a gun show and there it was! I was familiar with .22 shorts, from about 40 yrs ago, but when the guy showed me what a .22WMR looked like....I was in love! And those were just the Winchester FMJ's
Being an "old Industrial Maint. Mechanic" I could see where some "improvements" were needed and started to "fiddle around" with the rifle.
Than I got a 'puter, found Giz's 10/22 Forum, heard about Volquartsen and got "sucked into" the world of 10/22s.