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These drums are a little past the timeframe that is my focus, but I can provide some information.
Basic patterns began to emerge after about a thousand drums were analyzed. This is the best way to narrow down the possible date of your vintage Gretsch drums serial dating.
The inside has the Gretsch paper label, with serial# and most importantly silver paint on inside of the shell. When Gretsch started doing the offshore thing, they dropped many of those features you mention.