Yeah, apparantly when metal was first introduced to the game a few years ago, they had vintage scrap metal for a few days, maybe a week. After that, it was just normal metal. That's just what the word on the street is, though, don't quote me on it.
Completely wrong ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑ When valve introduced the vintage update, in rare cases the way the game converted unique to vintage would glitch and delete the items. Some people probably just dealt with it, others got pissed off and contacted valve. Valve then would restore there inventory's, but every item they previously had would Vintage, even if it wasn't supposed to be. Thats why Vintage Earbuds, Vintage Bills, Vintage Gibus's, and Vintage Scrap Metals exist.
I believe that it was some sort of thing where a guy's backpack was hacked that contained a bunch of vintage items, so for some reason Valve granted his backpack back, but with all Vintage quality items. Correct me if I'm wrong.
What happened was that when there was the Vintage Update (When the 'Vintage' quality was put into the game) when converting unique quality items into vintage, it deleted a few. Most of the people dealt with it, but a few people complained about it. I guess Valve was lazy so they sent back their backpack with everything vintage. That's how Vintage: Bill's Hat, Earbuds, Scrap Metal, Reclaimed Metal and Refined Metal (correct me if there are more) came into the game. Very few exist and most are not tradable. There are also other vintages like vintage Max's Severed head but that was not in the update, the guy was just a Director. http://www...byteuk (backpack of one of the richest men in tf2). Sorry for the long post but I was really bored ;)
A while ago you could delete an item from your TF2 backpack, then ask Steam to give you it back. When you got it back it was with a Vintage quality. Ironic how the cheapest thing in the game with blue coloring is now one of the rarest.
Theoretically, if vintage scraps, refined and reclaimed exist, what happens when someone smelts/combines them? Can your scrap be placed into the crafting table?
Does vintage refined metal, when crafted, yield vintage hats? Can Vintage metal, when crafting the Horseman's axe yield a Vintage UNUSUAL?! DAFUQFBHMOWGMOWGHMWOMHOBLURGGGGGGGGGGGGH.
this is crazy but ill offer you the same scrap and gib. you have? i know right wait there both dupes i hate Russians make me a hat and before you say ...."no its not comrade" ive seen that same hat and scrap for sale 10 times now, you traded the gib and it''s still in your bp and your Russian !..... gl you dirty mofo
i already have offer sunbeams tc for v.scrap + v.gibus + 12 buds. Its noobish offer. CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ONLY I AM SELLING IT. ITS DONT HAVE CHECK BECAUSE IT BEVER WAS IN THE MARKET AND I AM LOOKING 25+