Ray-Ban 12k GF Bullet Hole Shooter Sunglasses

1 Vintage Ray-Ban 12k GF bullet hole shooters c 1970s - 1980s 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. The bullet hole style was originally marketed to hunters and shooters and is full of innovation including the center ring bullet hole and "General" brow bar both designed to improve balance on the face for hunters and shooters, shooter ear stems for the most secure fit possible, and of course iconic 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 Bausch & Lomb G-15 mineral glass 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 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 Ray-Ban 12k GF 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 1960s and identical in size, shape, and appearance, differing only in the impressed Ray-Ban 1/20 10k GF or B&L Ray-Ban 10k GF on top of the nose bridge verses the 1/10 12k GF impressed mark in vs074-1 above.

Item VS074-2 / Price: $425.00

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