Team Fortress 2 has the following lines in Crafting Items menu:

  • Smelt primary weapons (2 of the same primary weapon)
  • Smelt secondary weapons (2 of the same primary weapon)
  • Smelt melee weapons (2 of the same melee weapon)
  • Smelt class weapons (2 weapons used by the same class)

All these produce 1 Scrap Metal.

So, why are the first three items needed, if 2 of the same weapons are always used by the same class anyway?

  • This curiosity is also mentioned in this wiki footnote. – BoltClock Jul 10 '11 at 13:31
  • Actually only two of them are needed, because the shotgun is the only weapon shared across classes. – DrFish Jul 11 '11 at 10:03
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    Note, as of today's patch the blueprints are removed. They must've read this ;) – CruelCow Jul 19 '11 at 0:19

If you go back and have a look at the old version of the wiki page linked by @The Annoying Pyro, there is an explanation there:

The Smelt Class Weapons blueprint was originally one Primary, Secondary, and Melee weapon of each class, but was then altered to allow any 3 (now 2) weapons from the same class, to accommodate the Engineer, Demoman, Spy, and at the time this change was made, the Sniper. This has made the blueprints marked with a dagger superfluous.

I'll try to find out why this was removed from the article.

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    Probably due to the overhaul of the page after the Über Update revamped the crafting UI. – BoltClock Jul 10 '11 at 14:58
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    From today's patch notes: "Removed the redundant Smelt Primary/Secondary/Melee/Misc item blueprints" – Raven Dreamer Jul 19 '11 at 3:30
  • @Raven: What's the protocol for situations like this? Edit the question? The answer? Leave it as it is? – CruelCow Jul 19 '11 at 8:52
  • @CruelCow - when the answer gets updated, by all means, edit the changes into your answer! The more up to date and complete our information, the better. – Raven Dreamer Jul 19 '11 at 17:22

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