Signed by Lloyd Loar February 18, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument
As found- Block inlay, 50's finish.
Later refin by Gilchrist & dot inlay fingerboard
From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins