6. How to Locate Repair Parts
a. When National stock number or part number is not known.
First. Using the table of contents, determine the assembly group or subassembly group to which the item belongs.
This is necessary since figures are prepared for assembly groups and subassembly groups, and listings are
divided into the same groups.
Find the figure covering the assembly group or subassembly group to which the item belongs.
Identify the item on the figure and note the item number
Refer to the Repair Parts List for the figure to find the part number for the item number noted on the
Refer to the Part Number Index to find the NSN, if assigned.
b. When National stock number or part number is known.
(1) 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 (para 4a(l)). The part
numbers in the part number index are listed in ascending alphanumeric sequence (para 4b). Both indexes
cross-reference you to the illustration figure and item number of the item you are looking for.
After finding the figure and item number, verify that the item is the one you're looking
for, then locate the item number in the repair parts list for the figure.