In the 1920's DCM sold those rifles for as little as $1.50. (Yes, that decimal point is where it should be!) So it should be no surprise that folks worked them over in all kinds of ways, ranging from some beautiful work by the master gunsmiths of the era to the usual hacksaw jobs.
Kind of like today's Mosin's. Some day our grandkids will be cursing us for butchering the Mosins like we curse our grandfathers for butchering the Krags and Springfields................and the world keeps spinning.