NOTE: (Exception Data)
Requests for items with only a manufacturer's part number in the
manufacturer's parts catalog or supply information letter go into the
automated supply system just like regular NSN requests. In this case, the
manufacturer's code (5 digits) must go on the request as the first 5 digits
of the part number in the stock number block then follow by the
manufacturers part numbers. Zero filling is not required for this line. If
the part number has more than 15 letters and/or numbers, you must use DD
Form 1384-6 (Non-NSN Requisition) instead.
The best procedures to use
when consulting any supply catalog is to
refer to the instructions in the
introduction pages to find out how to use
the manual in the most effective
manner. Various Army supply catalogs are
available which will allow you
to locate the NSN or give you complete
parts, accessories, and/or components.
a. Federal supply catalog publication C-1 (Army), Introduction to the
Federal Supply Catalog gives a good insight into the supply publication
(1) DA Pam 310-6: This pamphlet is an index of Department of the Army
and Federal Supply Catalog Publications such as Identification List (IL),
Management Data List (ML), Master Cross Reference List (RL), Sets, Kits, and
Outfits Components List (CL), and types 4 and 6 DA Supply Manuals (SM).
(2) DA Pam 310-4 index's: Types 7, 8, and 9 DA supply manuals, supply
manuals, (SM) supply bulletins (SB) and lubrication orders (LO).
c. Identification List (IL): This publication includes National Stock
Number, Description and Illustration.
d. Management Data List (ML): This publication includes National Stock
Number, source of supply, acquisition advice code, quantity unit pack, unit
of issue, unit price, shelf-life, recoverability code, demilitarization
interchangeability and substitutability code.
e. Master Cross Reference List (RL): This publication includes
reference number, federal supply code for manufacturers (FSCM), reference
number variation code (RNVC), and National Stock Number (NSN).