Ray-Ban 12k GF Tru Green Bullet Hole Shooter Sunglasses

1 Vintage 12k GF Ray-Ban bullet hole shooters features the 12k gold filled bullet hole frame c 1960s-1970s with very early Ray-Ban Tru Green lenses, Shade 2 of 3 shade variations of early Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban mineral glass lenses including the darker and better known RB-3 lens from this period as well as the far more common G-15 lenses. Vintage Ray-Ban bullet hole shooter sunglasses are an icon of modern sunglasses design, full of innovation including the center ring "bullet hole" (here the larger of 2 sizes of ring), the "General" brow bar, shooter ear stems for the most secure fit possible, and of course the famous Bausch & Lomb Tru Green lenses. To produce these famous frames, gold was permanently bonded to premium grade steel which was specially alloyed for both strength and malleability. The bullet hole and the brow bar were both designed to improve balance on the face for hunters and shooters, an innovation that's stood the test of time and continued to be seen in Ray-Ban Outdoorsman sunglasses of the 1970s - 1990s. The unisex Ray-Ban 12k GF frame measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and the 62mm Tru-Green lenses measure approximately 2.5" a 2.0" at the widest points.The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L 1/10 12k GF or Ray-Ban B&L 1/10 12k GF depending on the exact year of production which meant that 1/10 of the metal in the frame - all in the exterior gold plating - was 12k gold. Rare.

Item VS476-1 / Price: $365.00

2 Vintage Ray-Ban bullet hole shooters with the rare and early Bausch & Lomb Tru Green Shade 2 lenses are identical in all aspects of size and appearance but were produced c mid 1970s when Bausch & Lomb ceased the use of the 12k GF mark, now impressing the top of the nose bridge B&L Ray-Ban USA.

Item VS476-2 / Price: $325.00

3 Go back to the 1940s - 1950s with these very early Ray-Ban Tru Green Shade 1 bullet hole shooters with the slightly smaller bullet hole and bakelite brow bar. Otherwise identical in size and appearance, they are impressed simply Ray-Ban on top of the nose bridge. Very rare.

Item VS476-3 / Price: SOLD


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