I actually had that problem over 50 years ago in the Navy on board a large ship.
My shop was out of 1250 forms.
And I needed a 1250 to requisition a box of them.
I finally got a storekeeper to give me ONE out of a box in his storeroom as long as I promised to be back ASAP with it properly filled out and signed to pick up that box.
Which I did.