Title: Model 1840 U.S. Flintlock Musket, Daniel Nippes, Mill Creek, Pennsylvania
42-inch .69-caliber single shot muzzleloader finished bright.
Date/Period: Dated 1847, breech tang and lockplate are dated.
Measurement: Overall length: 58.25"; barrel length: 42"
Material: Walnut stock in gorgeous grain and color, the barrel is 98% brown with
scatted scuffs, all else brown and/or dark patina.
Condition: Very good, mechanically tight, and smooth, great color; small chip
and related fissure to lock plateau at the upper tail end of lockplate. Displays well.
Additional Information: A fine example of the last US flintlock contract, very rare and
unusual to find in flint, most of these were converted to percussion. Standard
configuration, iron furniture with three bands, brass blade front sight and button end
ramrod, brass pan. It has usual markings on the chamber with the date 1847 on the top
tang and lockplate. The left flat has two visible cartouches: JH [John Hawkins]. The
second inspectors mark is difficult to read. Standard lock plate markings, D.
NIPPES over U.S. under the pan; behind the hammer MILL CREEK over PA over 1847.
The breech tang is dated 1847. The barrel displays U over JH [John Hawkins]. US
mark is found on buttplate parallel to bore. The trumpet head ramrod was replaced long
ago with a button head. Sling swivels on the middle band and front of the trigger guard