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B&L Raybans ...... original WW2?

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    Here are a few pics( sorry for the quality, from seller )....... of a pair of B&L gold Raybans. Can anyone help work these? WW2 or post war? Thanks in advance!
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    Could be I believe they also produced them for civilian so it will be to tell the difference

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    Going to look at these today, what should I look for to verify they are WW2? Thanks in advance everyone!

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    O.k. guys not sure about these, now that I have them and can take better pics. I do not believe reproduction, they definitely are old.... the maker mark i do not recognize, since I am not a U.S. collector I am clueless. I haven't been able to uncover any info. Here are a few more pics. Thanks guys !!!
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    Do they have 'RayBan' on them anywhere ? Definitely an old pair of
    excellent quality, and likely from the period. They're a different
    shape than RayBan 'Aviator' glasses, but still cool.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    These are very sexy shades! I usually only ever wear the wayfarer model of ray-ban but I'm a sucker for aviators as well. They look to have some degree of age to them . If they are a decent price, I would get them.

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    I really doubt an American soldier would have worn a pair of 12k Gold Fill shades during the depression look more like 60s period to me

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    Gold content was standard for RayBans since the 1930's
    when they were developed for the AAF.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    No other markings on the frames. Seller said they were in a smaller box inside a steamer trunk that was from his paternal grandfather who just passed away (WW2 vet). The glasses were inside a brown leather case, but the flap had ripped and the case was pretty rough so he through the case out. Perhaps a private purchase? I believe they are period. I have been looking at repro versions and none match, ......... so far, LOL....

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    I had no idea of that, it seems odd that during the depression they would you precious metals on a pair of glasses

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