Many Small Arms Parts No Longer Controlled Inventory

May 2005
PS: Preventive Maintenance Monthly;May2005, Issue 630, p61
The article focuses on issues related to small arms repair parts accountability in the U.S. Army. In the early 1990s, the Army was having trouble with small arms repair parts accountability. To fix that, the Army made the repair parts items 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).


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