Field Stripping A FAMAE Rifle

How To Disassemble The FAMAE SG-540 and 542 Rifle

There has been a ton of confusion regarding how to disassemble the gas system on the FAMAE rifles. In reality it’s a very simple process and rather than requiring removing one of the bolts, it simply requires a 180 degree rotation of the retaining screw to release the assembly.

SG-540 gas system teardown

To help explain it even better, we finally found some time to put this video showing you a complete disassembly and field stripping of the FAMAE SG-540 rifle. the process for stripping a SG-542 is basically the same so this should answer many of the questions we have been getting.

If you have more questions about the ERE Elite line of FAMAE rifles you can leave us a comment below and this also includes any requests for additional videos you may want!

Also, for those of you looking on clarification of the ERE Elite versions of the FAMAE rifles and some of the back story, check out these articles FRT Clarification – Background on How ERE Systems Became the First supplier of FAMAE SG-540, SG-542 and SG-543 rifles to Canada and About ERE Systems.


ERE Systems is Proud to Announce FAMAE Rifles

Will be Available Through Us

Factories and Armouries of the Chilean Army (FAMAE)ERE Systems and FAMAE (Factories and Armouries of the Chilean Army) are proud to announce ERE Systems has become the only authorized importer of the famed SG-540 ERE Elite series of Chilean FAMAE rifles.


To follow the production updates we’ve created a special page walking you through where the rifles are at. You’ll find pictures of production, some of our special design changes and a few exciting options we’re looking at along with current delivery estimates, just follow this link ERE Elite Rifle Production Updates .
Woohoo! Feb 20th, check out the video!

This Week’s Video – The SG-542 In Action On The Cinema Range

FAMAE Rifle ERE Elite Models

Shortly you’ll be able to order the following rifles:

  • SG 540-1 ERE Elite 5.56mm (non-restricted)
  • SG 542-1 ERE Elite 7.62mm (non-restricted)
  • SG 543-1 ERE Tactical Elite 5.56mm (restricted)

through our retail channels. We’re still just working out the details, so in the meantime contact us via our contact page here, Contact and Info Page For more information contact us directly at FAMAE rifles has over 200 years of work in the defence industry and continues to innovate the industry. FAMAE has become the main technological platform for meeting the demands of the Chilean Army.The FAMAE Sg-54x Series of ERE Elite and ERE Tactical Elite rifles