I used to buy and sell a lot of guns during the 90s but I do not at all consider myself a collector, rather a shooter on the search for the perfect gun. Even though I have accumulated a few guns, the ones that did not get sold had to have some special appeal to me. In general, I was looking for shootability. From that era of buying and selling is an old Marlin Papoose left over that I bought for $40 and found very accurate. Now that I am older, I choose my guns differently. I want traditional firearms of higher quality - and that from me who has a dozen unkosher Glocks! Finding quality firearms on a budget can be quite a challenge but then, if it is a rimfire, the cheaper ammo will make up for the purchase price. Or so do I justify it. Since I had no luck so far in finding a Hämmerli 212, I fixed my frustration with the purchase of a nice 1974 Anschütz 54 Match rifle. The stock shows nice grain and the metal is 98%, the trigger amazing and the accuracy outstanding! Quite different from the "tactical twentytwos" that the crowd is after. Are there more guys like me on this forum? Come on, show off your best traditional .22s! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!