Apologies in advance for a long-winded post but I’m excited. I recently acquired a Pietta 1851 Navy from Dixon’s. I absolutely love this gun. After a lifetime of unmentionable handguns dominating my life, I bought what I always thought was the perfect BP revolver. Beautiful gun, perfect balance and the grip frame is made for my hand. .36 cal appeals to my frugal nature. 85 balls to a pound of lead. 17 grains of powder is a lot of shots out of a pound of fffg. I have plenty powder anyway. I have the tool to start making my own caps soon but I have plenty factory ones. This gun is Accurate! I started defarbing to make it “mine”, draw filing both sides of the barrel. Some don’t like it, that’s fine. I personally don’t want a billboard on my guns. Just a few minutes ago I did something else that reminded me of an important lesson in life. If anyone notices sometimes the bottom of the Pietta trigger guards are more rounded than flat. Colt’s unmentionable SAA changed from more flat bottomed TG’s to more rounded in the 1914-1918 +/- time frame as well before moving back to flat bottomed. I took a 1 pound hammer and gave 3-4 taps to the bottom of the brass TG. I held the pistol in my hand to absorb shock and the result is fantastic! the bottom pic shows the rounded bottom TG from yesterday’s range visit. 15 yards standing grouped nicely for my first time shooting it. It now looks the way it should in my eyes. I can be OCD about minor details, noticing things that others don’t. I was looking at VTI for a replacement TG and finally just said I’ll try to fix this myself. Sometimes you just need to pick up a hammer to fix your problems.