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1970s Ray-Ban Shooter by BAUSCH & LOMB (USA) KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


The Ray-Ban Shooter was one of the first 'sunglasses' that

they did back in the late 1930's, and was designed with

shooting in mind. The larger lenses and narrower bridge

means wider vision and the lower nose-pads sit them higher

on the face, so there is coverage there as well. The design

was not changed after WW2, when civilians could once again

purchase Ray-Bans and in 1948, at the London Olympic Games,

these Ray-Bans took the U.S.A.'s Art Cook to a shooting gold

medal. In 1955, proving that they are a unisex fit, they took

a Mrs Charles Balch of Tulsa to national champion. This

Ray-Ban is a perennial, as are their aviators, because celebrity

sporting endorsements and shooters and pilots aside, they

were worn by the public and have endured. Our pair has the

B&L etching sideways which tells us it was made in the late

1970s, perhaps just about when Tom Selleck purchased his pair,

Magnum PI first airing in 1980. Later in the 80s the same pair

with Ray-Ban's Ambermatic lenses was worn by Johnny Depp

playing Hunter Thompson, although this was artistic licence by

the film makers as we have seen no record of Hunter Thompson

wearing that pair - at least not until after the film was released.

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product code : k5382 : £ 275

1970s gold metal frame marked B&L RAY-BAN USA KlasikVintageEyewearKlasik

Original B&L mid-green lenses etched w/logo


lenses : excellent - 9

frame : very good

fit : very good


face : 132mm

lens width : 62mm

lens height : 54mm

arms : n/a - cable arms

lens spec

uv transmission % : 1

light transmission (LTF) % : 25

uv protection y/n : y