swing door top plunger

A contractor from austin texas says:
I have several doors that are swing door going into baths and closets that have a ball with a spring underneath. I have attached a photo. some are missing.
A customer submitted photo of swing door plunger and spring.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I'm not familiar with these parts. What is their operation? Can you send a photo of the complete housing? Thank you.
A contractor from austin texas says:
Here are some photos;

Closet photo 1 - top of jamb where the little ball strikes the plates and hold the door closed.

Closet photo 2 - top of door with threaded hole where spring drops down into it first, then ball, then threaded cap that holds it in place. Ball sticks up a little and catches the type of strike plate on header.

Please keep in mind that these are double swing doors. Not bi-pass or bi-fold but hinged swinging doors.

hope this helps - I really appreciate the help
A customer submitted photo of a bifold plunger operation.
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Hello,
Please see new SWISCO product number 10-053, Bullet Catch.
Compare the dimensions to the original and see if this the needed replacement.
A contractor from austin tx says:
The type of catch "bullet catch" is right, but I have a different design. I included some more photos and drawings. I really, really appreciate your help.
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
We have recently added SWISCO part number 10-057 Ball Catch with Strike. Do you think that this may work for you?
A home owner from Utah says:
I also have several ball catches that have come apart like the original picture. Can you tell me the thread size of the 10-057 collar that contains the spring and ball? I'm referring to the threads on the collar in the first picture of this thread. The threads on mine are approximately 11/16-16 and I'm hoping I can simply thread a 10-057 assembly into my existing press-in door housing as shown in the second picture of this thread.

Thanks
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
The 10-057 actually isn't threaded. It press-fits into the hole.
A handy person from Plano TX says:
I have what appears to be an identical design in my house. I have some where the screw-in piece no longer holds the ball. The 10-057 picture looks very similar. Is it possible to unscrew the inside piece (I use a quarter to press down the ball and engage the two slots in the top of the threaded piece). If this really is the same, it would be much easier to just unscrew the threaded part and discard the housing (since I already have the housing installed in all the doors).

Thanks
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I actually took one out of stock to tried and remove the spring and ball. It is possible to remove the complete inside "guts," however that doesn't necessarily you can swap them out for the guts in your old part. You might not have the exact type we carry. You can try installing the new parts into your existing housing, but there is no guarantee it will fit yours.
A handy person from Plano TX says:
Thank you.

If the guts don't fit my housing, then I'll just have to replace the housing too. The chance for saving that effort is certainly worth trying.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Let me know if it works out! The information would definitely help other people in the future.
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10-053 : Bullet Catch
10-053
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10-057 : Ball Catch with Strike
10-057
Price: $3.75
Ball Catch with Strike