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One other thing to note on post WWI era Marlin '94 models. The first 94's assembled after WWI from pre war parts were stamped in larger type that prewar stamps. The digits (up to 4 digits from what I've seen) are taller and stamped very lightly, almost as if they were stamped and buffed over, or hand stamped on hardened receivers so the depth is shallow. The '94 reworked musket receivers fall into this range of early 1920's, and also have this lower serial number, and light stamping.