The current design of 'Locking Lever' is intended to be a replacement for the original Thumbscrew or 'Tri-Headed' nut or the older style polymer locking lever design in the long term. The latest design solves some issues with the carriage in a pouch. It also offers good leverage to apply pressure on the bipod body to increase the loading & tightness on the cant mechanism when required
However, the feedback is that people do also like the ease of use of the earlier version of the lever, for the ease of use whilst wearing gloves.
The newer levers are slightly smaller but will fit into holsters & pouches easier than the earlier design.
The process is fairly straightforward but is best done over a table or counter in case you drop any of the bits.
Remove the existing screw and nut (or original Locking lever) from the bipod.
The cant block and the internal bush are now free to fall out so keep the body horizontal as you remove the screw through the body.
There is the option during this process to orientate the lever side so that the cant block (an, therefore, the whole bipod) can be facing you in either the fixed or traverse positions. Just reinstall the cant block in the 180-degree position depending on your preferences.
Offer the nut to the rear of the bipod body, and ensure that two components fit together.
The body has been machined to accept the hex body of the nut and hold it in place.
The new screw (and lever) can then be inserted through the front of the body (again be careful not to drop the cant block while you do this)
The screw can be tightened until its firmly tight. (We do recommend putting some semi-permanent thread lock on the screw thread.
The lever works by tightening against the body of the bipod in the normal way, but by pulling the lever away from the body against its spring sit can be positioned according to your needs. (as in the two photos below.
The fitted lever should look like the one below.
And you are ready to go.