I've been messing about with a business idea in my head for a while now and wanted to see if SD members thought it may be any good.
It revolves around effectively renting double rifles for continental driven type shoots.
Now, before everyone takes a large intake of breath and beats me up by saying you can't rent firearms I KNOW. The business goes like this
I would own 4-5 double rifles.
I would then have a solicitor prepared document which the potential renter would sign.
He would pay for the rifle but with the solicitors document he agrees to sell it back to me for an agreed pre-determined value within 1 month of returning from his trip.
The renter would then receive 'his rifle' one month before he departs on his trip ( therefore allowing practice.)
The renter then returns the rifle to me and after inspection gets the agreed value back
The rifles would come fully cased, zeroed and have the correct quality optics you'd only need a variation and buy the ammo.
I was thinking of something like £200 which would include delivery.
By having a pre-determined buy-back value I wouldn't be renting it to you. You'd be buying it from me and I'd be buying back from you.
1. You get to use something that is probably more suitable for the job and so in turn may increase your chances of success.
2. You don't have to spend an arm and a leg buying a rifle/scope combo that you might use once in a blue moon
3. If you really liked the rifle you'd be able to buy it after having actually tried it on some quarry therefore limiting your chances of having to shift a rifle you just can't get on with.
Now I'm not an RFD, so I know I'd have to go down the one off one on variation route or become an RFD.
What do you think and please bear in mind this is only at a idea stage, I don't even own a double rifle yet.