- Obtained by scrapping gear-yielding junk which can be found all around Appalachia.
- Dropped by deathclaws.
- Junk piles which may contain loose gears can be found at various workshops. A junk extractor can be placed on top of a junk pile to increase its yield.
- Junk piles can also be found in various other locations throughout Appalachia (see the Gallery for specific locations).
- Sold as bulk gears by some vendors.
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