Bausch & Lomb Ray Ban Decot Shooter Kalichrome 1/10 12K GF Vintage 1960's Sunglasses
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B&L Ray Ban USA 1/10 12K
Description: -RARE Ray-Ban Shooter Decot 12k Kalichrome 60 mm by B&L -Really rare version -Original Vintage Sunglasses by B&L, U.S.A. -RARE original Kalichrome Lenses B&L -Original lenses thick 2,2 mm -Very hard to find -Excellent condition -Made in U.S.A. -Original case -RARE model -1 in Stock
Vintage Ray-Ban 12k GF Decot bullet hole Kalichrome shooters are en enduring icon with hunters and shooters the world over featuring the "bullet hole" design to create better balance for the sunglasses and amazing Bausch & Lomb yellow Kalichrome mineral glass lenses. Bausch & Lomb developed these shooters with well known sportsman Bud Decot in the 1950s, and they are still the benchmark shooting sunglasses for skeet and trap shooters worldwide. Its unique high-riding design ensures a virtually uninterrupted field of view and superb coverage for sport and bird shooters, with lenses that are longer but not as tall as a standard bullet hole shooter which along with the 5mm bridge (versus 8mm for the standard shooter) provides more eye protection from flying debris like burning powder fragments during shooting. The Kalichrome C yellow lenses are an amazing innovation of Bausch & Lomb, enhancing visual acuity in all light conditions but especially lower light, more hazy conditions. These Ray-Ban Kalichrome sunglasses also feature the pearlized General bar and curved wire Outdoorsman ear stems for a secure fit. The unisex Ray-Ban bullet hole shooter frame measures approximately 140mm temple to temple with Ray-Ban Kalichrome yellow mineral glass lenses that measure approximately 65mm x 45mm at the widest points. The top of the nose bridge is impressed Ray-Ban B&L USA 1/10 12k GF, indicating that 1/10 of the metal in the frame - the external plating - is 12k gold.Note these lens pre-date any lens inscriptions, 100% authentic.
This is a very early Bausch & Lomb production from the 1960s. We apply the highest possible condition standards we can to still be able to offer such rarities, but if you expect them to look shiny and new - and if we ever saw them like that we'd know with almost total certainty they were fakes - you should buy something else. These are true collector items that can be worn and enjoyed after having survived in great condition 50+ years
Ray-Ban invented the pilot glasses and the Wayfarer-design. Countless movies have made Ray-Ban sunglasses like the “Wayfarer” immortal. The US brand sponsors selected sports events with special editions of its classic sunglasses. Our stock of glasses only includes the old Ray-Ban originals from Bausch & Lomb, USA.