Yes, who knows. I see that last digit is very light. Looks like a "9" ? How can you hit them all super deep and then have one that barely shows. What the hell!!
I need a few more entries here, and some more explaining before I tell my buddy weather or not to pull the trigger on this car... Danny
Nature of a gang stamp. Individual stamp shanks tend to deform over repeated use, plus the holder itself allows some movement of the individual stamps - they are usually held in place with a key or wire, and will shift slightly that allows some irregularity in the finished stamp. I'm pretty convinced the stamping looks authentic, characters look good, alignment is within the range of normality in my estimation; the only question mark I have is the suggestion of decking. It could very well be that if the rest of the block surface has been milled, then the shop that decked it did the right thing and kept away from the pad stamping. My opinion -