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xdmalder

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Looking at a couple of mk-85's and had a couple of questions. An earlier model had a plunger that was narrow at the end and the later model had a "hood" over the plunger. Are they both correct? If so is one better than the other? Can either be used for 209 or #11 depending on the BP? Trying to decide which to purchase. One serial number is in the 5,000's and the other in 36,000's
 

Ron Huff

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Depending on the plunger face but either should be able to be converted for either primer.
 

vaguru

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Both plungers are correct. Earlier models had the smaller/narrow end, later the hooded. I have had both. The earlier narrow plunger guns usually had Walther/Lothar barrels, at least mine did.
 

Philgumbo

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I have an MK 85. A few years ago, I picked up the kit to change the ignition system to 209 primers. Love that gun!
 

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I own mk 85s with both types of plungers. While they both do the job, I feel that the newer style is an improvement because it does a better job of preventing any fragments from the cap flying toward the shooter.
I have one newer style plunger I use for my shooting. The other ones remain unused.
Good Luck!
 

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