Deactivated Confederate Remington 1858 .36 Black Powder Revolver. Italian reproduction in very good deactivated condition with Confederate brass frame. The Remington 1858 Revolver was a direct competitor to the Colts of the day and is considered by experts to be the hands down better gun. It was stronger and more reliable and also far quicker to reload. They were the preferred pistol in the American Civil War and many southern gun makers copied the Remington’s design, although captured originals were always the preferred choice. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly and is legal within the U.K.