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Old 12-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are these still being made? How old would be considered an old one?
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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.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What are these like for maintenance? Do they require much? Difficult to work on? Part availability an issue?
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Are they hard on paint? I'm trying to find a fault because so far it sounds like the best marker ever made.
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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.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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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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