My first gun was a Winchester single shot 22 with a plunger cock. My great uncle bought it for me when I was 10 and he paid $15 for it at a Western Auto store. My Grandmother issued me my hunting rounds 6 22 shorts at a time. I hunted with an older kid from the next farm over. He had a good squirrel dog and we always came home with meat. My Grandson now owns this gun and hunts squirrels with his father. Needless to say the gun is worth more now than what was paid for it. It's hard to imagine a 10 year old out hunting with another kid by themselves now days. I received my hunting safety lessons from my great uncle and have never forgot those lessons.