A K-22 from the 50s for $575.00 is a great find no matter how you look at it, especially right now!Welcome for the forum! Glad to have you with us.
A K-22 is a good shooter, and provided you are well supplied on 22 ammo, a cheaper alternative to expensive Center Fire ammo.
I picked up one from 1952, about a month ago, for $575.00. Mine was sitting in a little gun shop, on consignment, and had been for some time.
From a collector's stand point its not as pretty as it needs to be, but for a shooter class gun its just right.
It has some light scratches, and a little blue loss, but a very gracefully aged piece, and I dont feel guilty about shooting it or even poking it in a holster.
It seems to prefer target ammo. While it will shoot Federal Bulk pack, and Auto Match very well, there was a noticeable improvement in the SK Target.
Provided you can find one of these for sale, at a decent price.... and that was my troubles... You wont be disappointed!