B&L Bausch & Lomb 12k GF Ful Vue Kalichrome Shooter Sunglasses
Vintage Bausch & Lomb 12k GF AN 6531 Ful Vue sunglasses are the rare 12k gold plated version of iconic original B&L AN6531 military aviators and incredibly popular with hunters and shooters - and fashion afficianados - in the years after World War II and still incredibly popular and rare today. This is the style from which all future B&L Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses and shooters originate, featuring Bausch & Lomb Kalichrome C yellow mineral glass lenses first developed around this time specifically for hunters and shooters. They were adopted by marksmen and sharpshooters in the military for their amazing properties to heighten contrast especially on cloudy or overcast days, and if you've never looked through a Kalichrome C lens you're in for a treat! While American Optical and Rochester Opitcal also produced the AN6531 for the military, each company used its own lenses so here you get unparalleled Bausch & Lomb quality. The "General" brow bar takes its name from the analogous style worn by General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines during the war, designed to improve the balance of the sunglasses on the face. The Outdoorsman "shooter" ear stems curve around the ears to provide the most secure fit possible, all in all making the B&L AN6531 a formidable sports fashion accessory. The unisex Bausch & Lomb 12k GF AN6531 Outdoorsman frame measures approximately 5.675" temple to temple, and the yellow Kalichrome lenses measure approximately 2.25" x 1.875" at the widest points, and the bottom of the nose bar is impressed B&L 1/10 12k GF Ful Vue. Very rare.

Item VS3177 / Price: $485.00


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