Buying a restored double rifle
Hi, I would like to ask a few questions about possibly buying a restored double rifle and the good / bad points associated with such. I notice that some really nice looking doubles come up that are restored and priced reasonably, but what kind of problems are associated with a restored gun when a person is looking to hunt the gun and shoot it a bunch? Here is a good example of a nice looking restored rifle.
Westley Richards .450/400 3" BLE - Westley Richards Rifles
I am first and foremost looking for a hunting rifle that can be shot a bunch and hunted hard, but I appreciate the look of these classy looking guns and they are tempting. What pitfalls are associated with a situation of a classic double that has been restored, any issues using modern off the self ammo, and I see often see similar ads stating the rifle locks up extremely tight, leading me to believe it might have been loose after years of shooting and somehow tightened up during restoration. If that is correct can these rifles become loose again after four or five hundred rounds? At the end of the day are restored guns ready to go back out for another hundred years of shooting or are they typically expected to lead a pampered life in a gun safe somewhere?