1 Vintage Ray-Ban 12k GF bullet hole shooters feature the high end 12k gold filled Outdoorsman frame in which 1/10 of the metal in the frame is pure 12k gold and so marked. These are early as evidenced by the smaller "bullet hole" at the nose bridge, subsequently enlarged slightly in later years and a must have for serious collectors. The bullet hole style originally marketed to hunters and shooters is full of innovation including the center ring "bullet hole", the "General" brow bar, shooter ear stems for the most secure fit possible, and of course the famous Bausch & Lomb G-15 anti-glare lenses. The 12k gold plating is permanently bonded to premium grade steel underneath which was specially alloyed for both strength and malleability. The center "bullet hole" and "General" brow bar were both designed to improve balance on the face for hunters and shooters, but it's fortunate that these design innovations also happen to look super cool! Bausch & Lomb G-15 lenses are known for their ability to transmit all colors equally so they retain their true values and attain 85% visible light absorption and 100% UV protection. The teardrop shaped 62mm G-15 lenses measure approximately 2.25" x 2.0" at the widest points with right lens laser etched Ray-Ban and both lens laser etched BL near the hinges. The unisex bullet hole shooter frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple, and the top of the nose bridge is impressed Ray-Ban B& L 1/10 12K GF, part of the collection of a well known movie and TV industry figure and long time customer of the Vintage Sunglasses Shop. Rare.
Item VS074-1 / Price: $385.00
1A Add an authentic and early 1940s - 1950s Bausch & Lomb aluminum case to go along with a beautiful 12k GF G-15 bullet hole shooter with G-15 mineral glass lenses. The case measures approximately 6.0" x 2.75" x 1.25", lined with original green felt and with the Ray-Ban logo on the top and an impressed early B&L Made in USA impressed triangle mark on the bottom. See an example of what this type of early case looks like here in photos 1, 2, 3, and 4. Don't expect this first generation B&L aluminum case to look brand new - if you want a 70+ year old case that looks brand new you'll have to buy a fake!
Item VS074-1A / Price: $425.00
2 Vintage Ray-Ban 10k GF bullet hole shooters were produced even earlier c 1950s but identical in appearance except for the impressed Ray-Ban 1/20 10k GF on top of the nose bridge, the mark which preceded the 12k GF mark as in vs074-1 above.
Item VS074-2 / Price: $385.00
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