Re: Remington 51 .380
Well, I'll be darned, you are right! I have looked at the inside of dozens of Remington grips and somehow always assumed the grips were riveted to the plates. Now that you explain it, I can see how they are put together.
Even so, all the precautions apply to taking the grips off and taking the assembly apart. The original grips are gutta percha (hard rubber) which becomes brittle over time, so trying to take that assembly apart can result in cracking the grip. If the originals are broken, replacing them with grips made of modern flexible plastic should be easy.
Thanks again for the info.