You make a very
good point. I will say however, that the two were likely "cellmates" in that pawn shop and little else. The Model 15 was in much nicer exterior shape and I truly don't believe they came from the same owner before the pawn shop.
And this probably doesn't help my side of the case any... but the Model 15 was tagged at $449, that's $110 under
what they had tagged on the Model 18.
I don't know, I suppose I got tunnel vision.
Perhaps I should have made a play for that Model 15. In any case...I think once you've "made hay" in a particular place, that place will always draw you back for another swing at the plate. So I'll drop in again, and if that near-dead Mark II is still laying there on it's death bed, maybe I'll take a look at it as well.