—Information accurate as of: build 904.83
The Metal Spring is a Component used in the crafting of most guns available to the player. The Metal Spring tends to be more rare than other components, for while it is available in Barrels, it drops at a significantly lower rate. As a result, it is more commonly found in the Large Loot Crates that spawn with Junk Piles or Junk Truck Piles.
Springs are a major limiting factor when it comes to weapon production. In fact, the only weapons that don't require springs are primitive weapons such as the Revolver, Nailgun, Waterpipe Shotgun, Eoka Pistol, Double Barrel Shotgun, Flame Thrower and the Rocket Launcher.
When placed in a Recycler, Metal Springs will yield: