I took my Dad's old Astra Cadix .38 special (4" blued barrel, 5 shot cylinder, plastic grips) to the range a couple of weeks ago. He bought this one around 1966 or 1967 and it has not been fired much. It mainly resided in the top drawer of his dresser with the exception of when we went on vacation somewhere. I don't think he ever shot more than a few rounds from it. I carried an old box of lead round nose ammo and some new jhp to the range. The revolver functioned perfectly up until about 35 rounds. At that point I opened the cylinder to eject the spent rounds and the ejector rod would not move. I worked it a little and it finally released. This occurred several more times and I finally quit shooting it. The barrel and cylinder were both very warm of course and I was wondering if the heat build up made the ejector rod bind. Could it just need more lubricant? Once the revolver cooled off a little everything was fine. I cleaned and oiled it again, but I don't know if I will take it anywhere again. What do you guys think?