It's a military barrel from May of 1922 or 1932. I'm not sure if Hoffman ever used the military barrels but if the barrel is marked Hoffman they must have. This seller always has only 4 photos on his expensive guns, wonder if he ever sells any of them on GB?
I thought of the military date on the 03 Springfield bbl, but it didn't seem right with just one number on each side of the ramp.
Makes more sense now that you say the 2 could be either from 22 or 32 (yr).
Also thinking why a builder like Hoffman wouldn't had taken the time to remove the number(s) if they were going to show which they obviously do.
Peening and some careful filing can take care of it. It's a custom build after all, or supposed to be.
That bbl muzzle engraving does look professionaly done however.
Being marked 'Hoffman.." doesn't really prove originality.
The old saying around the restoration biz "... What do you want it to say?...and How many do you want?"