When National Stock Number or Part Number is Known:
first. Using the Index of National Stock Numbers and Part Numbers, find the pertinent National stock
number or part number. The NSN index is in National Item Identification Number (NIIN)* sequence. The part numbers in
the Part Number index are listed in ascending alphanumeric sequence. Both indexes cross-reference you to the
illustration figure and item number of the item you are looking for.
*The NIIN consists of the last 9 digits of the NSN.
Second. After finding the figure and item number, verify that the item is the one youre looking for, then
locate the item number in the repair parts list for the figure.
For standard abbreviations see MIL-STD-12D, Military Standard Abbreviations For Use On Drawing, Specifications,
Standards And in Technical Documents.