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240SX 12-27-2011 05:41 PM

New to Vikings and have a question
 
For someone who was never owned a Viking and knows absolutely nothing about them, what would be a good model to look for in the bst threads and why?

skinnyfatguy 12-27-2011 06:26 PM

All vikings shoot about the same. The major differences are weight and cosmetics. Take a look through the picture thread above to give yourself an idea of the different milling styles. If you're looking at older ones, I suggest getting one with eyes.

240SX 12-27-2011 06:33 PM

Are these still being made? How old would be considered an old one?

skinnyfatguy 12-27-2011 06:40 PM

They haven't been made since 2004. '01-'03 would be considered "old" as in '04 they changed the design a bit. '04s are a bit shorter among a few other changes. The most noticeable is the eye covers on '04s are shorter than '03s.

240SX 01-02-2012 06:29 PM

What are these like for maintenance? Do they require much? Difficult to work on? Part availability an issue?

TheePsycho 01-02-2012 07:07 PM

All parts are still available, Destructive Customs is the only factory authorized repair facility and they are not hard to work on if you have the lpr and cartridge tool. As far as normal maintenance they just require couple of drops of oil in the asa.

240SX 01-02-2012 07:52 PM

Are they hard on paint? I'm trying to find a fault because so far it sounds like the best marker ever made.

Abizdafuzz 01-02-2012 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 240SX (Post 2148396)
...the best marker ever made.

BINGO!!!

skinnyfatguy 01-02-2012 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 240SX (Post 2148396)
Are they hard on paint? I'm trying to find a fault because so far it sounds like the best marker ever made.

They're a little larger than newer guns. Their prices are also still on the high end, although holding value could be seen as a good thing. There's a reason these 8-12 year old guns still have a strong following.

doc Zox 01-02-2012 11:20 PM

The pbnation aka forum is where they got their legs and still has the best archives of data

I bought my Viking when they first came out and later sent it in for eye milling and covers

They are extremely well made with really tight tolerances. The later models had quad detents and shorter bodies.


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