It's ball handled, I believe it is/was silver plated, the head looks like $1.000.000, I thinkYes, it's a long-comb NEW. The later British models went to that thinner slotted guard plate like that.
Which style handle does it have? Looks like it might be a ball-end one from the neck.
Congrats, I have another LC, this is a classic, but I'm not sure if it's gold plated ?That is in beautiful shape! I have a 1929 being shipped to me right now. From the photos, it looks to be in bad shape, but I love a challenge. The Brothers in the Open Comb section swear by these, so I'm gonna give it a try.