EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS.
Illustration (Column (1)). This column is divided as follows:
Figure Number. Indicates the figure number illustrating an exploded view of a
((b) ITEM NO.).
Indicates the number used to identify items called out in the illustration.
SMR CODE (Column 2)). Not applicable.
National Stock Number (Column (3)).
Lists the National Stock Number (NSN) assigned to the item. Use
the NSN for requests/requisitions.
FSCM (Column (4)). The Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM) is a 5-digit numeric code which is
used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc., that supplies the item.
Part Number (Column (5)). Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer (individual, company,
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
When you use a NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may have a different part
number from the part ordered, but go ahead and use or furnish it as the replacement part.
Description (Column (6)). This column includes the following information:
The Federal item name, and when required, a minimum description to identify the item.