I noticed that as well. The 9 does look like the similar font on the 9 on the receiver serial number. The number on the safety look fishey as well.The numbers look odd, but when you compare to the other parts on the gun, the "9" is the correct style. The TK rifles I have owned/handled all seem to have this odd "9." If it is faked, at least the style is correct for the gun (IMO). Normally the sellers who screw with serial numbers never gets the font or number size correct.