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Karp, Aaron. 2009 ‘Country Summaries - Chile.’ Surplus Arms in South America: A Survey; Working Paper 7, p. 34. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 August
Country Summaries - Chile
The methodology used in this study yields a conservative total Chilean military small arms inventory of 358,000 modern weapons…
Actual Chilean inventories and surpluses are probably much higher. Since small arms for active-duty personnel were replaced roughly every decade, the total number of army automatic rifles could easily total 200,000 or more. With other weapons - such as side arms, machine guns, grenade launchers, and sniper rifles - the total inventory could number more than 300,000 small arms for the army alone.