I just got mine and have only tested it...but my answers in yellow:
Originally Posted by breg
Like the title thread says, I am thinking about eventually picking up a Viking. I've always wanted one, and now that I am apporaching 30 I think it is time I lived the dream.
So that being said I need info so I don't look like an idiot when I pick one up
1. What are the known issues with preformance and maintenance, and how can they be properly addressed?
It's quite probably the only "stock" marker that you don't need aftermarket accessories for. Issues? None other than the boards are getting kind of old anymore. There are replacements available if to just look around...
Performance: Performs like any other electro.
Efficiency is hard to beat...about 2K shots off a 68/45.
Maintenance: 2 drops of AKA oil in the asa and you are done. The marker tolerances are so tight, nothing really gets into the tubes. I wiped mine out and only marker oil was there...no grit or dirt.
AKALMP or Destructive Customs will tune your marker if you want them to:
2. What kinds of tools will I need? Any speciality tools like pressure testers or what not? Where can I pick them up?
You should have at LEAST an LPR tester and the cap tool is a good idea too: http://akalmp.com/kits.html and at least one set each. O Ring kits for the marker and Sidewinder.
3. What kind of lubricant should be used on Vikings?
AKA oil only [called Extreme Lube] found here:
More to come as I think up any questions, thanks in advance