- Item requires handling of condemnation procecdures because of specific
reasons (e.g., precious metal content, high dollar value, critical material, or
hazardous material). Refer to appropriate manuals/directives for specific
c. CAGEC (Column (3)). The commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGEC) is a 5-digit numeric
code used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc., that supplies the item.
d. Part Number (Column (4)). 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 items.
When you use a NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may
have a different part number from the part ordered.
e. Description and Usable On Code (UOC) (Column (5)). This column includes the following informa-
(1) The Federal item name, and when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
(2) Items that are included in kits and sets are listed below the name of the kit or set.
(3) Spare/repair parts that make up an assembled item are listed immediately following the assembled
item line entry.
(4) Part numbers for bulk materials are referenced in this column in the line item entry for the item to
(5) The statement "END OF FIGURE" appears just below the last item description in Column (5) for a
given figure in Section II.
f. QTY (Column 6). The QTY (quantity per figure column) indicates the quantity of the item used in
the breakout shown on the illustration/figure, "V" appearing in this column in lieu of a quantity indicates that
the quantity is variable and the quantity may vary from application to application.
B-4. Explanation of Columns (Section IV).
a. NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER (NSN) INDEX.
(1) STOCK NUMBER column. This column lists the NSN by National item identification number
(NIIN) sequence. The NIIN consists of the last 9 digits of the NSN.
When using this column to locate an item, ignore the first 4 digits of the
NSN. However, the complete NSN should be used when ordering items
by stock number.
(2) FIG. column. This column lists the number of the figure where the item is identified/located. The
figures are in numerical order in Section II.
(3) ITEM column. The item number identifies the item associated with the figure listed in the adjacent
FIG. column. This item is also identified by the NSN listed on the same line.