After the mandated California 10-day waiting period, I am still in the market for .22 LR lever action rifle. My criteria is for a small, light-weight lever action that is easy to stash anywhere. Well, my local gun store had no lever action rifles meeting my criteria.
But, they did have a Ruger 10/22 - Take Down semi-auto version with stainless barrel and synthetic stock. Best of all, being the Take Down version, the barrel separates from the stock and both pieces fit into a padded carrying case. Well, it isn't the lever action that was on my wish list; but, it is small, compact, light weight and easy to stash just about anywhere. And, it had an appeal that I couldn't turn down. Ten days later it followed me home.