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Old 11-10-2010, 10:15 PM #1
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Wanting to get into owning a Viking

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?

2. What kinds of tools will I need? Any speciality tools like pressure testers or what not? Where can I pick them up?

3. What kind of lubricant should be used on Vikings?

More to come as I think up any questions, thanks in advance
-Mike

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:42 PM #2
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I bought one without ever asking a question... It now sits as a nice mantle piece ... but truthfully all I have ever done is shot it... a lot... no adjustments almost what so ever very little cleaning very little anything... Just like a good gun should.

Few specialty parts to take it appart is all I have to complain about. Other than that... Best gun I have ever shot and i've just about owned them all...
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:53 PM #3
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What kind of parts are we talking about? I really want to get into them, but if it is going to be a goose chase to hunt down bits and parts...
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:55 PM #4
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I just got mine and have only tested it...but my answers in yellow:

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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:
http://destructivecustoms.com/

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:
http://akalmp.com/misc.html

More to come as I think up any questions, thanks in advance
-Mike
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:29 PM #5
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The nice thing about them is once they're properly set up they need virtually no maintenance. A few drops of any synthetic paintball oil will keep it properly running. A few things I would look for are eyes and a board that supports different firing modes like WAS 2.0, Pandora with RMod, or Tadao. If weight or looks are a concern I suggest buying an already milled one rather than taking on a project yourself. Other than that find a trigger that you like the feel of and enjoy.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:04 AM #6
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Thanks a million folks. These seem soild.

Probably going to look for an un-milled one since they are ususally a lot less expensive.
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