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This was done inconsistently during the late 1980's and it was not until the 1990's that date stamps were consistently used in the neck pocket.
Namely, the rear cutout on Fullerton era strats were deeper, longer, and had a more subtle transition into the rest of the body.
Only a few 1982 AVRI strats left the factory with a small black ink date stamp in the tremolo cutout on the rear of the body.
It was not until 1987 that date stamps were regularly used in the neck pocket.
They are believed to just be some kind of quality check stamps.
Pot Codes: MMMYYWW Example: 1377818 - In 1977 found on the side of the pots, moved to the bottom (and unfortunately sometimes covered with solder) in 1978.