Codes I and F will be considered the same by direct support units.
(b) The maintenance code entered in the fourth position indicates whether the item to be repaired
and identifies the lowest maintenance level with the capability to perform complete repair (i.e., all author-
ized maintenance functions). This position will contain one of the fallowing maintenance codes.
The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of the support item is the
The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of the support item is the direct
The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of the support item is the general
The lowest maintenance level capable of complete repair of the support item is the depot level.
Repair restricted to designated, Specialized Repair Activity.
Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.
No repair is authorized. The item may be reconditioned by adjusting, lubricating, etc., at the
user level. No parts or special tools are procured for the maintenance of this item.
(3) Recoverability Codes. Recoverability codes are assigned to support items to indicate the disposi-
tion action on unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the Uniform
SMR Code format as follows:
Non-reparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose at the level indicated in
position three (3).
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose at organizational level.
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose at direct support level.
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose at general support
Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot. Condemnation
and disposal not authorized below depot level.
Reparable item. Repair, condemnation, and disposal not authorized below depot/specialized
repair activity level.
Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons (i.e.,
precious metal content, high dollar value, critical material, or hazardous material). Refer to
appropriate manuals/directives for specific instructions.
c. Natinoal Stock Number. Indicates the National Stock Number assigned to the item and which will
be used for requisitioning.
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer (individual, company, firm,
corporation, or Government activity), which control 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 items.
When a stock numbered item is requisitioned, the item received may have a
different part number than the part being replaced.
e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM). The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in SB
708-42; which is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc.