Some time ago I got interested in bullpups and decided that I wanted to convert my Dynamax to a bullpup to have a short and handy backyard gun. I asked around for bullpup kits, one thing lead to another and I ended up buying a used Viking Mk2 bullpup made by Huub.
Now this being a second hand gun it required some fixing and I ended up doing a complete overhaul of the gun. The gun had been gamo dipped and that dip had found it's way to various parts of the gun where it shouldn't have. The gun was originally sold to UK and had received there a stiff and incorrectly cut hammer spring that I had to fix. The scope rail was also damaged and Huub fixed that on his expense (a great guy to deal with). I also had Tunajussi to do some magic to the barrel while gun was apart
Eventually I got it all back together and working the way I want so I thought a short review would be in order. The gun uses Tench regulated BSA Ultra Multishot action and is 49.5cm long. The barrel is only 7,5" long and there is a nice fully functional shroud surrounding it. The shroud had originally Edgun type baffle system that was a bit on the loud side. I replaced it with Weichrauch type improved internals (more absorbing material than HW uses and plastic baffles) which quieted the gun down considerably. The MMC cocking system has been replaced by a cocking knob that attaches to the hammer. I originally had my doubts about it but in practice it works very well, once you've fired you can cock the gun with your index finger and thumb. Since the knob operates the hammer directly I can also decock the gun while leaving the pellet in the barrel which is a very useful feature for hunting situations. The trigger mechanism is very nice and crisp, not much difference to a regular BSA trigger and can well be used for target shooting. It also retains the normal BSA trigger group adjustments and the trigger linkage can also be adjusted.
Once all the little issues had been fixed I made a cheek pad for the gun, mounted a camoed Leapers SWAT 3-12 scope and went to shoot some groups at 20 yards. H&N FTTs did 7mm groups while JSB exacts gave 6.5mm and finally JSB heavies gave 6mm hole (see photo). That's the same as my Scorpion SE does so as far as accuracy goes this gun seems to be as accurate as any other despite it's short barrel. The only downside is that it only gets 25 shots before it drops off the regulator, good enough for my needs and I can live with that. If the need for more shots appears I can sacrifice some length and add a Scorpion airtube + longer shroud. The power is set for 11+ fpe and it does 759-763 fps shot string on the regulator using H&N FTTs.
All in all a very compact and nice gun that can hang up with full size rifles. Needles to say I'm happy and can recommend one for those wanting a short bullpup.