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1911 Undergoes the Trench Warfare Mud Test

mud testing of the 1911 pistol

How well did the iconic 1911 pistol do in trench warfare?

Ian cakes on the mud to see just how well a 1911 pistol can run.

Ian is best known for his online show Forgotten Weapons. He stays busy, though, so he also has a show called InRange TV.

Weapons used in the trenches had to battle lots of mud. With heavy mud fouling inside and outside firearms had a rough time staying in function. How did the iconic 1911 pistol do with heavy mud? Well Ian uses a Ballester Molina 1911 style pistol to try out an experiment with mud and pistol.

As you will witness, firearms have a rough time with mud. Special thanks to Ian for using his pistol to prove this point while ours stay clean, oiled and happy.

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1911 Undergoes the Trench Warfare Mud Test