Early 1970s Bausch & Lomb Ray Ban 1/10 12K Gold Filled Shooter Sunglasses featuring the "bullet hole" design and curved wire outdoorsman ear stems.
These sunglasses predate the use of the inscribed Ray Ban on the lens, which did not commence until later in the 1970s.
Good vintage condition; minor wear on the temples. Lenses in near-perfect condition, complete with the original case.
These are such a comfortable design, they have always been in high demand.
These are one of the most famous of all vintage Ray-Bans.
The teardrop B&L lens are early examples of the best of B&L lens technology.
The lens quality, comfort and visual acuity of the lens keep this model in high demand and prices for over 50 years.
At a Glance: -Lens 2 3/8" by 2" -Face 5 ½" by 2 1/8" -Bridge ¾" wide -Ear pieces 4 1/8" -Case 6" by 2 ¾" by 1 ½". -The lens are in good condition, with a slight scratch on the inside of the lens and two tiny symmetrical wear patterns on each lens, probably from the case. -There are two tiny areas of discoloration on the frame, and very slight verdigris on one of the ear pieces. -The nose pieces are in very good condition. The ear pieces are very slightly worn.
Markings: Ray-Ban B & L 1/10 12K GF impressed on in the metal on the nose bridge and temples.
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