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The No.4 uses the BA thread series. British Associated threads are a bit obscolete for use in industry these days, but taps and dies are still available in the UK.
 
BA screws were used a great deal in electrical equipment, that might be a lead to finding something.. Keep looking, there are still lots of original screws out there.
I just went and checked the old coffee can of screws at the back of my bench. Everything in there except the screw that you need.

Also sometimes called a brass thread, it is a weird standard of a combined metric thread pitch and imperial diameters.
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Thanks for checking. A guy pmed me told to check with a friend of his.
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Huzzah! I got a upper band screw. Now just need the rest of the parts.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2018 at 7:27pm
hmmm - weird combination of brass thread and metric thread , only the brits could be so obscure in their thinking yet it is what endeers me to my favorite rifles , the US was obsessed with standardization in this era - proved correct and "common sense" - but again what sets our selected area of interest apart from others , im thinking you have a goldmine of information where a miner might be searching a lifetime in simon's input here , 

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IIRC "BA" Threads were also used on many older British automobiles. Old MG collectors may be a source as well.
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BA threads were used on some British cars; mainly on interior fittings etc. Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin used the bigger sizes (2 BA). They were used a lot by model engineers. I recently bought a full BA tap and die set from a company in the UK. So they are still available.
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Wow thats cool. I got my screw on the way so its still in the mail.
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