Looks like some of my customers have difficulty in measuring the spring size they require.
Hopefully the following 'photos will help. I have used a pair of Felco No 6 secateurs as an example, which in this case works out to be a 55mm spring. Measuring between the two spigots is a few mm less than than 55mm. (Note that I am not referring to the tip of the spigot, but the base of the spigot, as shown in the 'photo) As a word of caution, spigot diameter in generally are around 3mm, their are however some secateurs with quite large spigot sizes,
If the spigots are rubber/compsition and worn, bite the bullet, throw them away and treat yourself to a new pair. Now and again I have good quality refurbished secateurs which can be a worthwhile buy.