Thread: Pietta "Tail"
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Old September 28, 2012, 04:21 PM   #1
Roshi
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Pietta "Tail"

I've heard much and seen instructions about removing the "tail" from Pietta 51 Navy grips.

I'm confused. I don't see any difference between the grip shape "tail" on my recently purchased Dixie Gun Works Pietta 51 and pictures of original Colt 51 Navy grips.

I will admit the Pietta grips feel a bit "blocky" but I also have small hands. I do intend to slim them a bit and maybe I will straighten the tail but that will be for personalizing the pistol not to correct the looks.

Can others comment? Are newer Pietta's closer to true form? Is there a significant variation in original 51 Navy pistols?
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