My very first firearm was a used Speedmaster my father bought for me in the 70's. We lived in the Ozark foothills at the time, and he stopped at a small gas station along a small highway to get gas, When he came out, he had the rifle. It was like new, and cost $35. I put untold thousands of rounds through it, and never had a single malfunction. I sometimes even loaded combinations of shorts, longs and long rifle into the tube at the same time. And superbly accurate, too. I stupidly sold it to a friend back in '82. I have no use whatsoever for a .22 anymore, but I am very tempted by this.