No gun collection is complete without a 10/22. These are very fun to shoot and even more fun to modify. With exception of 1911 pistoils, no other gun in history has the aftermarket support like a 10/22.
I have a 1975 vintage 10/22 that has a walnut stock and metal buttplate. It is box stock. My newer 10/22 has been heavily modified with a folding stock, scope, sling, laser, extended mag release, and trigger work.
Out-of-the-box accuracy isn't anything to compare with a cheap bolt gun. If you get 2.5" groups at 50 yards, you're lucky. Of course that can be improved to "one hole" accuracy by installing a target grade bull barrel. Then you need a custom thumb-through-hole stock, a couple Butler creek 25 round magazines, a VQ trigger kit, and the list goes on and on.
10/22s are very simple to disassemble/reassemble. Even the barrel can be changed in less than 5 minutes.
rman, You need one of these real bad.