This is the latest design of locking lever that we fit the Javelin Original, Javelin Lite and Javelin Pro-Hunt bipods.
It is also intended to be a replacement for the original design of 'tricorn' nut and the older style polymer locking lever design (2nd & 3rd pictures).
The process is a straight forward installation but is best done over a table or counter in case you drop any of the bits.
1. Remove Existing Tightening system
Remove the existing screw and nut 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.
2. Unpack Retrofit Locking Lever
Inside packaging should include a screw/lever and hex nut, these will be fastened together.
3. Place Hexnut
Offer the nut to the rear of the bipod body, and ensure that two components fit together.
The body has a machined to accept the hex body of the nut and hold it in place.
4. Insert Screw
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 just be tightened until its firmly tight. We do put some semi-permanent thread lock on the screw thread, but you can replace this if you want to use a permanent version.
The lever works by tightening the lever in the normal way, then lifting the lever away from the body against its spring, so that it is repositioned according to your needs. (as in the two photos below.
The fitted lever should look like the one below.