In many ways so far as durability is concerned. The model 21 Winchester is more "durable," but as my Father used to say, "Looks don't run a rabbit, but it sure does help when you have to feed them everyday!"
It's a matter of personal choice. Beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder. When treated well, and L.C. Smith is very durable. My Featherweight made in 1929, has bben well cared for and is tight as she was when she left the factory!
Buy what you love!