My wife bought me a 10/22 in 1974 as a birthday present. Carbine , walnut stock , blue steel, sorta resembled the M1 Carbine ...after all these years , the only thing I have done is I smoothed up the trigger after a Guns and Ammo article explained how.
I have tried various sights ...a Williams peep , a scope , now a Millet SP-1 Red Dot sight . I did add a sling for carrying .
I still have the 10/22 and the wife.....both are keepers as is !