Also, the stamp is like, less pressed down on the left side then the rightside. My zippo is black and im not sure if it is plastic or metal body because I never checked, and I don't want to right now because it will start to smell like gas in here.
On the counterfeit zippo they show, it has Yours is fake. First of all, you bought it for , were you expecting quality?
Other factors for dating early and vintage Zippo lighters are their height and shape, the number of barrels on the hinge and the case’s material.
Inserts can also be dated by their material, number of holes in the chimney, flint wheel style, cam style and markings. Date codes appeared as early as 1955, and the dating system was fully in effect by 1959.
Mine looked more like the one that was counterfeit.
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These codes provided him with the date of manufacture, should a defect be found, allowing him to maintain records of repairs.
Fortunately, those date codes are a tremendous help today in the ability of collectors to correctly identify the year any given Zippo lighter was made.