1942 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1942 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory Order number: 5020G
Fleur-De-Lis, stamp no. 5020-G, significant playing wear
From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins