We feel very privileged to share with you a rare and exclusive glimpse into the Chilean government-owned arms manufacturer commonly referred to as FAMAE (Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército, or “Factories and Arsenals of the Army”). The firearms production at FAMAE consists mostly of licensed SIG540 series weapons including a few domestic sub-caliber conversions. The SIG540 series is no longer manufactured by SIG of Switzerland.
These are the most common firearm products FAMAE manufactures:
CT-30 | SIG SG540 platform converted to .30 Carbine *
CT-40 | SIG SG540 platform converted to .40S&W *
FD-200 | Sniper SIG SG542 semi-auto also sold to civilians
FT-2000 | Double-action revolver in .357 Magnum or .38 Special
SAF & SAF Mini | SIG SG540 platform converted to 9x19mm
SG540 | Licensed from SIG, 5.56x45mm **
SG542 | Licensed from SIG, 7.62x51mm
SG543 | Licensed from SIG, 5.56x45mm short carbine ***
* Also made in Brazil by Taurus
** Also made by Manurhin in France by license from SIG, out of production
*** Also made in Portugal by INDEP
www.famae.cl | English version of their official site
UPDATE 2012 July 31: Thanks to user Tinkerer on The Firearm Blog for model corrections.