6. How to Locate Repair Parts.
a. When National Stock Number or Part Number is
(1) First. Using the table of contents, determine
the assembly group or subassembly group to which the
item belongs. This is necessary since figures are pre-
pared for assembly groups and subassembly groups,
and listings are divided into the same groups.
(2) Second. Find the figure covering the assem-
bly group or subassembly group to which the item
(3) Third. Identify the item on the figure and use
the Figure and Item Number Index to find the NSN.
b. When National Stock Number or Part Number is
(1) First. Using the National Stock Number or
Part Number index, find the pertinent National Stock
Number or Part Number. The NSN index is in National
Item Identification Number (NIIN) sequence (see para-
graph 4.a.(1)). The part numbers in the Part Number
index are listed in ascending alphanumeric sequence
(see paragraph 4. b). Both indexes cross-reference you
to the illustration/figure and item number of the item you
are looking for.
(2) Second. Turn to the figure and item number,
verify that the item is the one youre looking for, then lo-
cate the item number in the repair parts list for the figure.
For standard abbreviations see MlL-STD-12D, Military
Standard Abbreviations for Use on Drawings,
NIIN . . . . . . . . .
RPSTL . . . . . . .
National Item Identification Number
(consists of the last 9 digits of the NSN)
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