COUNCIL workers found a US Army pistol near Mundoolun Road this week in a discovery which has police appealing for the owner to come forward.
Workers found the gun, which police say is a US-issued 45 calibre automatic pistol, near the corner of Mundoolun Road and Mona Drive on Thursday.
The rusty gun was inside plastic wrapping and a plastic bag which was covered with silver masking tape.
Sergeant Lawrie Catterson said police were keen to find out who owned the gun, which officers have lodged as lost property.
He said officers were unsure if the find was suspicious, but thought it was a standard issued weapon by the US Army.
"It could be grandpa's old pistol he lost next to the road while moving house or something," he said.
The find is the latest chapter in the area's World War II history.
Camp Cable Road is named after the US Army's base which was at Yarrabilba during World War II. It housed thousands of soldiers and stretched across most of the area where the suburb is now.
The army's 32nd Infantry Division, the Red Arrows, trained at the base before fighting the Japanese in Papua New Guinea.
The camp's name was changed from Camp Tamborine to Camp Cable in honour of Sergeant Gerald O. Cable, who was the first member of the division killed in WWII.
Officers are appealing for anyone who knows about the gun to come forward. You can call Jimboomba police on 5547 9888.
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