If I want a .22 to shoot, I'd take a Henry over my Marlin 39 just for weight. A .357 or .44, either my old 94 Winchester or Marlin (pre Rem/pre safety), a real high power, my Savage 99 in 308. Forgings, milled steel, and some handwork are what I like. I agree that the Browning is ugly. Then again, so is my original 336-444 Marlin with the monte carlo, straight grip, half mag rifle thing. My converted original 38-40 model 92 from the sixties is still my fun gun. (complete with Rifleman lever but crescent buttplate and 24" barrel).