Met my wife in 1974. During the next year or so I helped my future FIL build a new house and was rewarded with a Remington 552 for my efforts. Needless to say, I still think it's the finest 22 ever made. My 2 BILs and I put numerous bricks of ammo thru those guns and I don't ever remember a hiccup. Of course we got really good at cleaning them, that was all part of the fun. Oh, I married his daughter in 1976 and we still hunt together.