Revolver shell

Hello, had a great day metal detecting a gun range, although there is one unknown revolver shell to me.

Headstamp reads “MQ 43 II .38*
Any information is appreciated.
Cheers Hamish.

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Made at SAAF Rocklea ( suburb of Brisbane, Queensland–hence the
MQ mark) factory opened in 1942 for manufacture of.380 Revolver (.38S&W) and .303 Ball MkVII.
Closed mid-1944, and converted to Aircraft Mfg and Assemby. Some
Buildings remained into the 1990s, but now only the original Design office wooden building remains.
( cafe etc).
Doc AV

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Hamish,
1943 was the last year the .380 was manufactured at Rocklea, the last submission to Army Inspection Service being August of that year.

Interesting butter knife !!!

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