(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability codes are assigned to support items to indicate the disposition
action on unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the Uniform SMR Code
format as follows:
Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose at the level indicated in
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose at organizational
When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose at the direct
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose at the general
Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot. Condemnation
and disposal not authorized below depot level.
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. National Stock Number. Indicates the national stock number assigned to the item and will be used for
d. Part Number. 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 a stock-numbered item is requisitioned, the item received may have a
different part number than the part being replaced.