I was curious to sit back and watch this thread and see what the comments were. When I posted my plate exactly like the one in question a few years ago I was told it was a reproduction. The person I bought mine from told me it was an original and removed from a unmolested pump. With the weathering on the back of mine I still feel it's an original, but due to the hole placement I was told it was a repro without a doubt.......who the heck knows anymore, lol?!