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?