I shoot mine all the time,I wish I could find a barrel with a modified or imp cyl choke for a decent price,most of them have a full choke. If you are worried about shooting it,just have a trusted gunsmith check it out for you.These shotguns are almost indestructable,and you can still find just about any parts you may need if something is broke or missing.If your stock and forearm are still in good condition and you want to keep them that way,I would get a set of the Ramline stocks for it. Alot of people ruin the stocks by not setting up the friction rings correctly for what shells they shoot and end up cracking the forearm and buttstock.
J.Browning was a genius,and designed some of the finest guns ever made. There are several different guns that he designed,and other mfg's produced.I also have an early 1930's pump shotgun that he designed,and Stevens produced it,a Stevens 520,and it is also a very well made shotgun.
You can never go wrong with a gun J.Browning designed!