Winchester 73 covered it pretty well.
I'll add that I'd opt for the K-38 as well. I would take those grips off and store them to prevent further wear, then buy a set of Eagle Heritage grips that are similar to use when shooting.
The K-38/Model 14 is very accurate. Match shooters used them with .38 Special wadcutters and some of those guys would simply shoot out the X-ring at 25 yards without a single flyer. Our initial training was with the Model 14 though the issue gun was the Model 15 (4-inch version).
BillCA in CA (Unfortunately)