i found a turk mauser today in alocal gun shop.the owner was as stumped as i was about it. rifle had a cutout on the right side of the stock with a milled 1/4"x3 bar on it like a sniper scope. after some research it looks like a 1893 with a magazine cutoff on it. it looked like part of it had been ground down or removed the article i read did not go into what it was use for before the rifle was converted .are they rare and what is a normal price for a lifle like it. gun is mm and fair to good shape. anyone else know any thing about it.