All, I have what I believe is a Russian SKS that for some reason the magazines (30 rounds) that I have for it just won't stay locked in. They keep dropping out after 1 or two shots. In looking up inside, there is an area where the front of the magazine inserts into. I know my description sucks - I will try to get pictures tonight. Well, the part that the magazine inserts into seems to not be long enough and doesn't fully catch the magazines. Wear maybe? I would like to get this working again. I am wondering if it is worth getting aftermarket parts for it? Or getting it to a gunsmith for fixing it? Basically it was a HS graduation gift way back when and I have never got it working and would like to. These 30 round magazines and this can of rounds is just going to waste!