Figure 2-37.--Mk 87 Mod 1 kit on M14 rifle.
To install the shot line in the canister, remove the
tight fit on the butt stock. Care is required during
cap from the after end of the canister. Place the spool of
installation to prevent tearing. Once the pad is installed
shot line in the canister and feed the line from the center
on the rifle used for line throwing, it should not be
of the spool through the hole in front of the canister. Tie
removed. The recoil pad is shown installed on the M14
a knot in the bitter end of the shot line and slide it into the
slot at the after end of the canister. Replace the canister
cap. (The action of placing the knotted end of the shot
line into the canister slot attaches the bitter end of the
shot line to the canister.) Connect the line coming from
(7.62-mm) used with the M14 rifle for firing the line-
the front end of the canister to the loop line on the
throwing projectile. You can identify the cartridge by
projectile. Connect these lines (shot line and loop line)
looking at, or by feeling, the five-pointed crimped end.
by a series of loosely tied half-hitch knots (three to five).
Figure 2-37 shows the canister, shot line, and launcher
mounted on the M14 rifle.
optional. With another person holding the shot line, the
canister is not needed. The canister is part of the Mod 0
kit and should be retained for optional use with the Mod
The slip-on recoil pad provided in this kit reduces
the recoil on the operator when the projectile is
launched. It is made of neoprene rubber that resists
attacks by oil and other solvents and is designed for a
Figure 2-38.--M64 (M14) grenade cartridge.