Figure 2-66.--Firing the M79 from the standing position.
Figure 2-68.--Removing the fore-end assembly retainer screw.
frame in the upright position (fig. 2-64) and set the sight
aperture bar at the approximate target range of the scale.
TM 9-1010-205-10 provides detailed instruction on use
of the launcher's sights.
When you fire grenades at targets within battle sight
ranges (50 to 80 meters or 165 to 265 feet), you must be
in a protected position. Do NOT fire upon targets that
are within 80 meters (265 feet) of friendly troops.
Field-stripping the M79 Grenade Launcher
Field-stripping the M79 grenade launcher consists
Figure 2-67.--Firing the M79 from the prone position.
of separating the fore-end assembly from the barrel and
receiver group and separating the stock from the
prone position, place the butt against the ground. (See
To remove the fore-end assembly, first use the
To engage targets at ranges from 50 to 80 meters
machine screw shown in the same figure. Then pull the
(165 to 265 feet), place the rear sight frame assembly in
front end of the fore-end assembly away from the barrel,
To engage targets at longer ranges, place the rear sight
Figure 2-69.--Removing the fore-end assembly.