Hewes & Phillips Type II Conversion of a U.S. Model 1822/27 Musket by Harpers Ferry

.69 caliber. 42" barrel secured three flat, spring retained barrel bands. SN: NSN. Bright finish, smooth walnut stock. Flintlock altered to percussion by Hewes & Phillips of New Jersey with a patent breech and fitted with a US Model 1858 type 3-leaf rifle musket rear sight and added iron blade front sight on forward strap of upper barrel band, but left in the original smoothbore configuration without the addition of rifling due to thin barrel walls and no added clean out screw in the bolster. Lock marked in three vertical lines at the tail, “HARPERS/FERRY/1839” and with a “{Spread-Winged Eagle}/US” forward of the hammer. Breech markings obscured by pitting. Weak Harpers Ferry inspection marks at tail of counterpane. Most parts with original Harpers Ferry assembly number “7” on them. Retains both original sling swivels and a correct style trumpet head iron ramrod. Approximately 12,000 US Model 1816/22/27 Muksets were altered for the US Government by H&P via this system between 1861-1862.


Good to very good. Metal lightly cleaned to a dull pewter color with moderate pitting around the breech and bolster area. Markings clear on the lock, none visible on the breech or bolster. Mechanically functional, hammer screw replaced with a period original that is numbered 0 rather than 7, bore about very good, mostly bright and showing only some scattered pinpricking and oxidation. Stock lightly sanded with scattered bumps, dings and mars, and a small hairline crack at the rear of the lock mortise.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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