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Stock of the discussed rifle is sanded. Originally serial number or any other stamps were stamped over laquier.
In this case - at first original serial number was sanded, than vertical number was stamped, and looks like only after it was laquired. Here is picture of similar 1943 rifle with better pics. I agree with Ryan, that rifle was refinished not in Soviet Union

Here are pictures how originally serial number was stamped - over laquier

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