I remember shooting a lever .22, using "short" ammo and how it was almost silent.
Great "city" squirrel gun for sure.
All that said, I cannot complain about my 10/22 purchased back in 1979. Thousands of rounds at small game and the unlucky beer can have given me many smiles......heck, it still does.
The wonderful .22
Be a productive member of society, but be prepared.
G23(3) Carry, G19(4), Advantage Arms .22 Conversion, Ruger P89, Ruger Security Six .357, M&P 15, Ithica Model 37, Winchester Model 24, Ruger 10/22