I have a Golden Boy and it's pretty fun to shoot. The sights are minimal, and with my old eyes not very easy to use, but they're adequate. Henry makes a cantilever-style mount you can put on it without gooberin' up the rifle if you want an optic of some kind, but I haven't done that. I did put the larger, John Wayne style lever on it and it's now much easier to work the action - the stock lever opening is too small to be comfortable.
It's a well-made, VERY HEAVY .22 rifle. I wouldn't want to carry it around all day.