General Support Maintenance Repair Parts And Special Tools List


C-1. SCOPE. This appendix lists and authorizes spares and repair parts; special tools; special test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment (TMDE); and other special support equipment required for performance of organizational, direct support, and general support maintenance of the 5.56-mm Rifle M16 and M16A1. It authorizes the requisitioning, issue, and disposition of spares, repair parts and special tools as indicated by the Source, Maintenance and Recoverabiiity (SMR) codes.

C-2. GENERAL. This Repair Parts and Special Tools List is divided into the following sections:

a. Section II. Repair Parts List A list of spares and repair parts authorized by this RPSTL for use in the performance of maintenance. The list also includes parts which must be removed for replacement of the authorized parts. Parts lists are composed of functional groups in ascending alphanumeric sequence, with the parts in each group listed in ascending figure and item number sequence. Bulk materials are listed in MSN sequence.

b. Section HI. Special Tools List. A list of special tools, special TMDE, and other special support equipment authorized by this RPSTL for the performance of maintenance.

c. Section IV. National Stock Number and Part Number Index. A list, in National item identification number (NUN) sequence, of all National stock numbers (NSN) appearing in the listings, followed by a list in alphanumeric sequence of all part numbers appearing in the listings. National stock numbers and part numbers are cross-referenced to each illustration figure and item number appearance.


a. ILLUSTRATION (Column (1)). This column is divided as follows:

(1) ((a) FIG NO.) Figure number. Indicates the figure number illustrating an exploded view of a functional group.

(2) ((b) ITEM NO.). Indicates the number used to identify items called out in the illustration.

b. SMR CODE (Column (2)). The Source, Maintenance, and Recoverabiiity (SMR) code is a 5-position code containing supply/requisitioning information, maintenance category authorization criteria, and disposition instruc tions, as shown in the following breakout:

Source Code

Maintenance Code

M16 Lower Blueprints

1st two positions

M16 Exploded View

How you get an item

3d position

Who can install, replace or use the item

4th position

Who can do complete repair* on the item

Recoverabiiity Code

5th position

Who determines disposition action on an unserviceable item

'Complete Repair: Maintenance capacity, capability, and authority to perform all the corrective maintenance tasks of the "Repair11 function in a use/user environment in order to restore serviceability to a failed item.

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