Gettysburg Model 1816 D. Nippes Hewes and Phillips Conversion - #783 Acquired from the National Soldiers Museum with Certificate of Authenticity. This conversion from flintlock to percussion was preformed by Hewes & Phillips of Newark, New Jersey and features a replacement breech with integral bolster and conversion hammer. The lock is marked "D. NIPPES / US" behind the hammer and "MILL CREEK PA 1845". Made by arms contractor Daniel Nippes of Mill Creek, Lower Marion, Pennsylvania. Produced for the 1845 U.S. Ordnance Department contract, this flintlock longarm was one of some 1800 units delivered and inspected (Joseph C. Bragg and Wm. A. Thornton). There are three barrel bands and the original ram rod is present. There appears to be a name carved near the butt plate.
Inventory Number: RIF 004