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Could easily make some of those up using basic hand tools and a chunk of bronze.
A couple files (flat and rat tail), a hack saw or a jewelers saw and a drill press. At the top where the curved section for the pin meets the flat area, you want a smooth radius, otherwise it could lead to fractures.
File to thickness, drill hole and glue together using super glue or lock-tite red, place a bolt through the hole as a fixture/support then cope to rough shape and file to finish.
Leave end long so you can tune it during assembly. (It's normally easier to cut a profile around a hole than to correctly locate a hole afterwards unless you have precision tools available.
I've made quite a few hard to find parts using that method.
Edit: glue the old part on top of the new blank, use the old part as a template during the file work, leaving the worn section long for final shaping during assembly. If you have a good one, use that as the template and you'll be god to go.
Also, check the teeth on the ratchet wheel, if the winch was operated a lot with messed up pawls, the teeth may be burred, clean them up with a file.
Last edited by merc2dogs; 08-28-2011 at 12:32 PM.