There is nothing better than a fast handling and slick action lever rifle in a decent caliber. I have a Cowboy Model 38-55 by Marlin and I love it. I can carry it all day and bring it to bear on a target really fast. Loaded down with a light boolit it makes a fun rifle to shoot bunnies and squirrels. Loaded up to a 300 gr boolit it will take down an Elk or Moose pretty well. The one I bought from a member had the chamber bored out to accept a .380 caliber boolit and he had somebody do some magic on the trigger. The trigger pull is about 3 lbs and it breaks very easily and has little creep.
With a decent tang sight by Williams and a Lyman globe front sight it is really a very accurate rifle if I do my part of the deal.