Thanks Bindi, that's exactly what i see in the photo as well.
Anyone else want to have a go?
This is not about being right or wrong, just how unclear photos can be misleading.
One number is not as it appears in the photo.
I should add the photo has only been cropped & resized & all is as it appears in the original photo.
Some interesting replies, to me looking at the photo the 059 at the top & the 05 at the bottom are the clearest numbers & so i also would be concentrating on the other numbers as being not as they seem.
As i said above the photo is as it was taken, so what you see is all down to a trick of the light combined with it being out of focus.
The markings are on my NZ carbine.
Here's a clearer photo of the markings.
Now what do you see??