Many small arms parts no longer controlled inventory.
To fix that, the Army made repair parts controlled inventory, which meant the parts had to be kept in locked containers behind double barrier protection with controlled access.
That made it difficult for armorers to get the parts they needed to make repairs to their weapons. The Army recognized this and over the past few years has reclassified many small arms repair parts with a Controlled Inventory Item Code of U (unclassified), which means these parts can be stocked and stored without the accountability and storage restrictions.
The Army also said Part[ 2-24b of AR 710-2, which states "bench stocks are authorized for all maintenance activities," applies to all organizational motor pools and arms rooms as well as direct support shops. In other words, armorers can stock any unclassified small arms repair parts that qualify as bench stock in the arms room.
Armorers don't need to search for what repair parts can be ordered as bench stock for each weapon. CW2 Robert Philyaw of B Co, 2d FSB, 2ID in Iraq has compiled a list of repair parts armorers can order broken down by weapon. You can access the list at https://www.us.army.mil/suite.doc/1513941
All of these parts can be stocked on unit PLL.
YOU GUYS ALL HAVE PROBLEMS I COULD EASILY FIX ...
... BUT ALL THE REPAIR PARTS I NEED ARE CONTROLLED AND DIFFICULT TO GET!
GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! MOST OF THOSE REPAIR PARTS AREN'T CONTROLLED ANYMORE!
YOU CAN STOCK I THEM RIGHT HERE IN THE ARMS ROOM!
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|Title Annotation:||spare parts accounting|
|Publication:||PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2005|
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