But he continued to hunt. His backup rifle (which is almost as famous as the man himself) for 50 years was a .416 Rigby bolt action, and thereby hangs a tale. In 1948, a short while before he bought it, he lucked into a Best Grade Rigby .470 double, which he got for the equivalent of $300. Today, if you’d like one, have $100,000 ready. However, he left the double lying in the long grass after shooting a buffalo, and a Land Rover drove over its barrels.