Signed by Lloyd Loar 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument
No signature label, gold hardware, circa '26 finish. A classic example of a "real" Loar that did not leave the factory until 1925-6.
From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins