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    Default Is this a good SR# what do you think

    Please View the attachment and let me know your thoughts? Real?

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    Not factory stamped.
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    What gave it away? Open 4?

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    The 4 is wrong but so are the 2s, they are missing the serif. 5 is also wrong shape.
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    Pretty straight in a row with not crooked digits also.
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    Picture is too poor. Not wasting any more time on it.
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    any other opinions? Belly Stamps are the same font....confusing to me. the 4s and 2s on the belly are the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by freestylegold View Post
    any other opinions? Belly Stamps are the same font....confusing to me. the 4s and 2s on the belly are the same
    I'm not well versed on VINs, Freestylegold,

    But it appears to have an open-backed 4.
    I have seen them on belly numbers, but usually an open-top or completely closed 4 in VINs.

    Certainly a Factory worker wouldn't have picked up the wrong stamp, because they were gods!

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    Kurt, did you receive my PM?

    As Cotten mentioned, the 4 appears to have an open back. And I cannot see a serif across its base. That 4, along with some of the other characters, suggests the SN is not authentic. If a 42 Knuckle SN was stamped at the factory then wed usually see a certain type of closed-top 4 with a serif across the base.

    In a 1942 Knucklehead BN, in the decade position, I'd expect to find a sans serif open-back 4.
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    Freestylegold: It's a home-made serial number. Purporting to be 1942, it won't even raise an eyebrow with motor vehicle registration authorities these days. All the exceptions noted above are correct. A neatly-done restamp with a modern counterfeit stamp set. MV authorities aren't that savvy to counterfeits of numbers that old. All they see these days are 17-digit car numbers. Anyone from DMV who might have caught on to that in the Seventies probably retired in the Eighties.
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