I ended up selling my beloved 180-series Mini-14 for just this reason. It broke the extractor, and I tried for over a year to find a replacement.
I sold it to the only person I knew who could fix it. And they did. But it has a couple of other issues that will soon require repair, and he may find himself in the same situation eventually.
I was just cruising the Mini-14 forum tonight for old time's sake, as I no longer own one. I crossed over to the Dark Side (Bushmaster) awhile back.
tejanofig, I think I still have a few odd parts around here somewhere. I should have a used hammer strut and spring, a new recoil spring, and a new magazine latch, and maybe a couple of other items I've forgotten. IF I can just figure out where I hid them.
Before anybody asks, I've already sold all of my 20-round factory mags and stripper clip guides.
I do have a couple of collectible items that I may put up for sale in the classifieds.
Anyway, it was good seeing you all again. I'll try to stop by again sometime.
And you'll never hear any of that AR-shooter Mini bashing crap from me.