Explanation of Columns (Section IV).
NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER (NSN) INDEX.
STOCK NUMBER column. This column lists the NSN by National item
identification number (NIIN) sequence. The NIIN consists of the last
When using this column to locate an item, ignore the first 4 digits of
complete NSN should be used when ordering items by stock number.
NSN (National Stock Number)
NIIN (National Item Identification Number)
nine digits of the NSN.
the NSN. However, the
FIG. column This column lists the number of the figure where the item is
identified/located. The figures are in numerical order in Section II and Section III.
ITEM column. The item number identifies the item associated with the
figure listed in the adjacent FIG. column.
This item is also identified by the NSN listed on the
PART NUMBER INDEX. Part numbers in this index are listed by part number in
ascending alphanumeric sequence (i.e., vertical arrangement of letter and number combination
which places the first letter or digit of each group in order A through Z, followed by the
numbers 0 through 9 and each following letter or digit in like order).
FSCM column. The Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM) is a
5-digit numeric code used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency,
etc., that supplies the item.
PART NUMBER column. Indicates the primary number used by the
manufacturer (individual, firm, corporation, or Government activity), which controls the
design and characteristics of the item by means of its engineering drawings, specifications,
standards, and inspection requirements to identify an item or range of items.
STOCK NUMBER column. This column lists the NSN for the associated part
number and manufacturer identified in the PART NUMBER and FSCM columns to the left.
FIG. column. This column lists the number of the figure where the item is
identified/located in Sections II and III.
ITEM column. The item number is that number assigned to the item as it
appears in the figure referenced in the adjacent figure number column.
Special Information. Use the following subparagraphs as applicable:
USABLE ON CODE. Not applicable.
FABRICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Not applicable.