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Denovo87
13-06-2010, 07:15 PM
Today spent 4 hours on postmortem of my 0 meter Baikal Viking,
reason to; to get heavier barrel compromised on very hard to operate external safety, was so hard that I had to operate it using both hands but I knew I will make it working like MAKHAN.

So with the help of manual provided started disassembly using what ever tools I had available. Disassembling the complete frame, removing the block and its internals is no weak hearts job I must add and being a Russian tank I got my fingers sore during the whole operation.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Viking%20Safety%20Lever%20Job/01postmortom.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Viking%20Safety%20Lever%20Job/02triggerblock.jpg


After taking the safety lever off the frame I noticed two things making it hard to operate,
1) Inner side (the metal in contact with the frame) was bit thick and was literally dragging onto frame.
2) There was a hockey shaped hard wire (working as safety locking spring) that looked protruding more resulting in hard to operate while engaging or disengaging the safety.

So Just removed the wire and filed the inner side of safety lever using my small metal filing set and just angled longer side of the wire so the bump it create while fitted in is lower to make shifting the lever on to off & vise versa is just smooth not so smooth that it shifts position with jerk or recoil.
While doing above I assembled the safety lever with frame 3-4 times to make sure its done JUST RIGHT not too much neither too little.
Below are the pics showing before & after,

Lever & wire OEM state,

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Viking%20Safety%20Lever%20Job/03lockpin.jpg
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Viking%20Safety%20Lever%20Job/04lockpin.jpg
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Viking%20Safety%20Lever%20Job/05pinbefore.jpg

Lever & Wire tricked state,

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Viking%20Safety%20Lever%20Job/06pinafter.jpg
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Viking%20Safety%20Lever%20Job/07lockpinafter.jpg
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Viking%20Safety%20Lever%20Job/08lockpinafter.jpg

Glockcohlic
13-06-2010, 07:34 PM
Good effort Denovo bhai and good photos too.

Gilani
13-06-2010, 07:51 PM
Denovo bhai, I always feared that with 12guage around, something drastic (or even traumatic) might happen to the virgin Viking :lol: :lol:

Jokes aside, this was a very difficult job to do and I hereby recognize you as a qualified Viking gunsmith. Best part of such jobs is that opening is very easy, but closing.......................... :( : ( Would not be a pleasant experience for many of us. In the end, bicahara Viking aik romal main bund ho ga and we would be searching for a proper gunsmith).

Its great that courteousy your mechanical skills, the safety is now smooth. But I must suggest something ( I know many would not agree to it). You may use safety on the range when you are shooting etc but please do not use it when you are carrying your gun for SD. It has happened to many people that when they needed their gun to fire, the safety was on. Racking the slide before use is the safest method to ensure that the gun would work and their is nothing wrong. (Here I am not talking of decocker, I am talking of manual safeties which would block a gun from firing). No wonder LEA people like Glock because it would fire when needed. Just an opinion, not a big deal.

In the end, my appreciations again for a well illustrated and easily understandable tutorial with very good photography. :)

PS: When do i fire this beauty ;)

Mig
13-06-2010, 09:34 PM
@Denovo87

Well, Skillful work.
And the pic of reassembling will show the skills polished

Faheem
13-06-2010, 09:57 PM
Denovo87 sir thats really marvelous and impressive job you have done & shared with us :) but you have missed the very important note to mention here for every one..
DONT TRY THIS AT YOUR HOME... ITS NOT A EASY JOB

KageFox
13-06-2010, 10:16 PM
"Please Do Not Try This at Home"

"... But I just did..."

Nice gunsmithing, sir!

PsiFactor
13-06-2010, 10:23 PM
@Denovo87 great job sir it was a tiring job i guess.

Mig
13-06-2010, 10:25 PM
@Faheem.. +1 Yes, That tag should be edited by Denovo in the Original Post.


Done by Experts.. Dont Try it at home

Mangloo Ramzani
13-06-2010, 10:36 PM
Denovo Sir, Hats off and a great job! It takes steel b**ls to take apart a virgin weapon oneself and do the stuff you did! :D

(I do hope the Viking is now reassembled and in working condition!!)

Afzaal
13-06-2010, 10:43 PM
Den lala excellent Job
great and hard working effort.
great share.

Kiyon Iqbal Mistry ki rozi mai laat marte hain :D

Rotorcrafts
13-06-2010, 10:46 PM
Nice effort sir, Its a different feeling when you do stuff like this with your own hands.... :D

Denovo87
13-06-2010, 10:52 PM
Thanks brothers.

Gilani bro, you are correct about the safety engaged being unsafe but was quite uneasy to find something not working on a virgin gun :)

Brothers Glockcohlic, Faheem, KageFox, Mig Afzaal, I dont think its difficult if you have determination, tools, lot of time & most importantly a tank like Viking to take bit of abuse ;)

Rotor bro, I am sure you really understand how one feels after successfully completing such job.

Mangloo bro, yes it was assembled leaving my fingers sore, tested 15 rounds aswell and the ones I hate most 'Russians' just to see how a russian treat the other ;) but they complimented each other well :)

Ilyas
14-06-2010, 12:10 AM
@Denovo... Bro frankly speaking, I never can attempt such a venture :)
Gillani bhai rightly said that you are a qualified Viking gunsmith now... Congrats
for the new title :)

12GAUGE
14-06-2010, 01:06 AM
Denovo bhai, I always feared that with 12guage around, something drastic (or even traumatic) might happen to the virgin Viking :lol: :lol:

Hey! no fair.... I've only destroyed one virgin handgun so far and it could have happened to anybody. well..... not really http://serve.mysmiley.net/evilgrin/evilgrin0030.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net/free-war-smileys.php)


@Denovo87

Good job sir jee. as Darth Vader from Star Wars said, "The force is strong with this one".

Regards.

Dr Zakir
14-06-2010, 01:23 AM
12 gauge fever catching on to denovo .

MianTaimur
14-06-2010, 01:42 AM
A good and positive initiative from your end Denvo87 Sir , and good pictures

Aquarius
14-06-2010, 01:51 AM
Great job Denovo brother.. no doubt it will be a hell of difficult job to dessemble Viking, but its a very good demonstration to other members who owns one.. thanks for sharing.... :)
And at least I am now confident that if there's any thing wrong with my Viking, I'll be landing in Sialkot to fix the problem.. ;)

AK47
14-06-2010, 02:29 AM
@Den.............As I've stated before, let me say it again, you're one helluva "dare-devil" bro! :o

Anyhow, once again, our "Mistry" was into serious job again, last week with a stuck Wolf in Glocky intestines, this time around from the inside of a Russian Tank, Bravo Sir! :)

It's really great to see that you don't only "operate" on older items, but even on NIB's, very skillful job done Sir, but may I ask you, didn't 12 Gauge bro check the "stiffness" before, or did he just CAUSE it! :lol:

Zarnosh Jamal
14-06-2010, 05:16 AM
Dear Gunner

Nice work but i think you can mange it by some Arm dealer easily. hope its become like MAKHAN

Salahuddin Ayubi
14-06-2010, 12:14 PM
Great work Denovo. Very well illustrated. How are your fingers now?

Denovo87
14-06-2010, 12:24 PM
Great work Denovo. Very well illustrated. How are your fingers now?

Absolutely fit n ready to finger another gun :lol:

Topak
14-06-2010, 01:39 PM
Nice job Sir... now i will also bring my gun to you for some Job.

DEADSHOT
14-06-2010, 02:13 PM
@denovo87,one hell of a post mortem brodr:D

haiderkn
14-06-2010, 02:19 PM
@Denovo87 an expert can do this job.......

Sparticas
14-06-2010, 02:47 PM
Gr8 job sir, now i.f we (me and Topak) av some problems with our guns we may ask for some guidance, after all now you are an experienced gun smith. :)

Sonnenkind
14-06-2010, 02:50 PM
"keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others" Sir, you just practically demonstrated your signature line. Marvelous post and illustrative photos. Congrats on 'makhanizing' the safety..

javed354
14-06-2010, 02:57 PM
Great job sir.

Gunpsycho
14-06-2010, 03:29 PM
Denovo Sahib Great work Sirjee i dont even think to do this with my new wapon :)

Maximus
14-06-2010, 04:02 PM
useful customization Dannybro.

Looks like Aquarius is going to be your first customer :)

Topak
14-06-2010, 06:11 PM
Gr8 job sir, now i.f we (me and Topak) av some problems with our guns we may ask for some guidance, after all now you are an experienced gun smith. :)
Sparticas Bro i hope we are talking about GUNS...nothing else.. :lol:
by the way whats problem is with your gun....and i am also waiting for your Mauzer

Sparticas
14-06-2010, 09:46 PM
Sparticas Bro i hope we are talking about GUNS...nothing else.. :lol:
by the way whats problem is with your gun....and i am also waiting for your Mauzer


Difinitly i am talking of the guns as i don't know Other fields of expertise of Denovo Sir, :)

Bhai, and you will see the Mauser soon INSHALLAH with your Air gun.....(if you remember) :)

Jillanik
15-06-2010, 01:26 PM
WOW................You must have done this under the abled guidance of Maj Tallal :lol:

Denovo87
15-06-2010, 02:01 PM
WOW................You must have done this under the abled guidance of Maj Tallal :lol:

Thanks Jillanik bro, from the day Maj Tallal got his thumbs cut while filling .45 magzines I keep all my weapons out of his reach :lol:

A R K TAREEN
15-06-2010, 02:13 PM
Denovo87,

Great work and nice pohtography brother, well done.

Regards.

Slayerjatt
15-06-2010, 03:47 PM
excellent work sir. a detailed guide line for current owners and future buyers.

@gilani sb

sir i totally agree with you on safety issue.

Qazi Usman
16-12-2012, 10:07 PM
Gr8 job sir,