MODEL 1840 “D. NIPPES” FLINTLOCK MUSKET

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Item Code: 1037-12

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Specimen is an original Model 1840 musket, dated 1843, made by arms contractor Daniel Nippes of Mill Creek, Lower Marion, Pennsylvania. This one of some 5,100 units produced.

Musket is a .69 caliber, single shot muzzleloader that retains all its parts in very good, condition. The lock plate remains in good condition and is marked under the pan, “D. NIPPES / US”. Marked behind the cock “MILL / CREEK / PA. / 1843”. All gunmetal is semi-bright with scattered light oxidation. Flint in the jaw. Brass pan. Springs remain strong; holds at half cock but not at full cock position.

Barrel is 42” long with a bayonet lug mounted below the muzzle and a blade type front sight mounted on the foremost part of the double barrel band at nose. Barrel surface is semi-bright with patches of mottling. Barrel date is clearly stamped “1843” at breech with “U.S. / J H / P” stamped on left side of barrel near breech. Bore is clean with light scattered pitting.  Barrel is secured to the black walnut stock by three iron bands that match the barrel and lock in color of patina.  Top of barrel shows a flat notch cut in for rear site.

The black walnut stock is in very good condition overall with just normal dings and dents accumulated with service and age. There are no inspector’s cartouche. Stock still maintains its relative sharpness along the edges. A large trigger guard retains the sling swivel and the middle barrel band retains the other swivel. Buttplate marked “US”.

Weapon retains its original trumpet-style ramrod with threaded tip.

A very good unaltered M1840 Nippes contract flintlock musket.  [jet]

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