I have a Winchester 190 that I bought in the late seventies, it was quite inexpensive (I think it was around $75.00 Can. back then). I use it quite regularly and have not encountered too many problems. I do take very good care of my firearms so maybe I catch things before they can become a problem. I only have two things to add...the plastic sights are almost useless, my front has become loose on the barrel and can rotate a little either way, but my 3x9 scope takes care of this quite nicely. The other is that the action needs to be very clean and a day out plinking (150 rounds +) and it will start to have feed problems. after a good cleaning it's back functioning as new. Of course my example is in near perfect shape, no rust and almost scratch free, and being a machine, not all examples will operate exactly the same. I do like it because of it's light weight and short length.
In all it has served me well and has been the firearm that has introduced my two sons and many a nephew into our wonderfull sport of shooting and hunting.