Original vintage American Gamefisher outboard boat motor. It is the positive shift drive 5.0 version in black. All of the operating information is on the back of the tank. It looks complete but hasn’t been started for a while so will need a good servicing to see if it will run. There are some surface scratches on the tank and some paint has chipped off all the metal.
Most of the Sears Gamefisher outboard motors sold by Sears & Roebuck were actually manufactured by Tanaka Power Equipment, a company based in Japan. Other companies manufactured models to be sold under the Gamefisher brand as well. These companies included Eska, Mercury Marine and Johnson. According to Tanaka, to identify the original manufacturer this can be deduced by looking at the three-digit code prefix at the start of the motor’s serial number. Code prefix 298 indicated a motor built by Tanaka. The 217 indicates Eska, 225 represents Mercury Marine and 488 identifies a motor built by Johnson.
Please remember when buying vintage items, they will have signs of use but that is also what makes them so unique. We do our best to photograph and explain the condition of the item as best we can. If you have any questions about a particular item, please contact us. Please take the time to look at all pictures.
Product Code: 8870
Styling: Display in any retail setting, nautical themed restaurant or room, man cave, fishing or boat shop.