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    Boolit Mold
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    NE Washington

    Samworth Books....

    Over the years I have collected many gun related items... among them are the gun books published by Samworth Publishing (aka Small Arms Technical Publishing Co.) There were 47 titles published, with subsequent editions of most. Curious if there are others on the forum that collect these classics?

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    Boolit Master

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    Texas Hill Country
    I have a handful of Samworths. Always reliably high quality.

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    Boolit Buddy

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    Mtns. of SW Virginia
    Do you (or anyone here) happen to have a list of all their titles? I have a few, if I remember correctly, but am curious what else they published.
    Running the ridges and riding the rivers of the Southwest Virginia Appalachians

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    I have all 47, it took years of looking for some of them.

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    Boolit Master
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    Southern Arizona
    According to Brian R. Smith’s Samworth Books: A Descriptive Bibliography, there were indeed 47 Samworth titles, as relics6165 mentioned.

    Smith’s book is about as hard to find as many of the Samworth titles. Some of the latter have been reprinted by R&R Books.

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    The Holy Grail of Samworths is Ballistic Records. It's not really a book, more like a notebook for recording reloading data. It's the tough one, really hard to find.

    If a guy has all of 'em, and reads 'em, there's a lot of 1930 and 1940's knowledge that can be used as a foundation for succeeding generations of writers. With eBay, and the book databases, they aren't quite as hard to find, and if you were to settle for reprints, some are quite easy and affordable. I have a complete collection of originals, that too might be easier now than when I did it.

    The Brian R Smith book is quite handy (probably necessary) in putting a set together.

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    150 million books on, not a single Samworth Ballistic Records..........................

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    Boolit Master

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    Near Enterprise Landing
    A good ole boy from Plantersville, SC.

    He donated Samworth Game Management Area to the outdoorsmen of South Carolina.

    Great writer.

    Hope for the best, plan for the worst.
    My amendment can beat up your amendment.

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    Boolit Master

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    I don't collect them but do have a few for the information they provide.
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