STORE POLICIES PAGE
ALLPORT PERFORMANCE INC.
681 BOG ROAD
Federal law prohibits certain persons from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving firearms or ammunition including any person who:
• Has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year;
• is a fugitive from justice;
• is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance;
• Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution;
• is an alien illegally or unlawfullyin the united States;
• is an alien who has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa (with certain exceptions);
• Has been discharged from the armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
• Has renounced United States citizenship;
• is subject to a qualifying protective order;
• Has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
Further, Federal law prohibits the shipment,transportation,or receipt of firearms or ammunition by any person who is under indictment for a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.
Federal law also prohibits, with certain exceptions, the possession of handguns by any person under the age of 18.
Buying a gun for someone who is prohibited by law from possessing one or for someone who does not want his or her name associated with the transaction is a "straw purchase."
- An illegal firearm purchase (straw purchase) is a federal crime.
- An illegal firearm purchase can bring a felony conviction sentence of ten years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000.
- Buying a gun for someone who can't can cost you your good name and land you in big trouble.
Never buy a gun for someone who is unwilling or unable to do so.
Whatever you do, Don't Lie for the Other Guy!
STRAW PURCHASE INFO:
NRABLOG : STRAW PURCHASE
Maine Gun Laws and info:
See links below -
Youth handgun safety act
You can also search here for specific Maine statutes - http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/search.htm
Or contact these agencies -
ATF - https://www.atf.gov/boston-field-division/maine-field-offices
FBI - https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/contacts/district-of-maine
Maine State Police - https://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/home
Or contact you local county or police department - http://www.mainechiefs.com/maine-police-list
Report suspicious activity any time at 1-800-ATF-GUNS
BEFORE HANDLING A FIREARM OR COMING INTO OUR SHOP PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO. THANK YOU!
In Store Gun Sale Required ID:
A CURRENT VALID STATE OF MAINE DRIVERS LICENSE OR STATE PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO PURCHASE A FIREARM THROUGH US. PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY HAVE YOUR CURRENT PHYSICAL ADDRESS ON THEM AND THEY ARE NOT EXPIRED. IF NOT YOU WILL NEED A CURRENT MAINE VEHICLE REGISTRATION, CURRENT VALID MAINE RESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE, CURRENT VALID MAINE TEMP DRIVERS LICENSE (ONLY IF YOUR ORIGINAL DRIVERS LICENSE OR STATE PHOTO ID IS NOT EXPIRED) OR CURRENT VALID MAINE CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT WITH YOUR CURRENT PHYSICAL ADDRESS ON IT (Must have photo). NO PO BOXES.
ATTN: Maine law requires you to notify the Secretary of State within 30 days of any change in your name or address.
Not a Maine resident or US citizen?: We do not do sell firearms or offer firearm transfers to non residents of Maine or Non US citizens. Our policy requires that you must be Maine resident and a United States citizen for us to do a transfer or sell a firearm. We do not accept immigrant visa's, Alien, or Admission numbers.
DELAYED: If the background check status is delayed. You must pay for the firearm in FULL or the firearm will not be held. If we get a proceed answer on your background check we will call you to come pick up the firerarm. If we do not receive an answer see below.
We use the Brady Transfer Date for delayed background check with no response.
A Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) will receive the following instructions when a call is transferred from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Contracted Call Center to the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division’s NICS Section for a transaction resulting in a delay:
“—NTN— is delayed while the NICS continues its research. If you do not receive a response from us, the Brady Law does not prohibit you from transferring the firearm on ___ day/date ___.”
We have the right transfer on the Brady Transfer date or not to transfer at all. - If the FFL has not received a final determination from the NICS when the Brady transfer date arrives, it is within the FFL’s discretion whether or not to transfer the firearm (if state law permits the transfer). If the FFL transfers the firearm, the FFL must check “no resolution was provided within three business days” on line 21d of the ATF Form 4473.
Some customers get delayed when it is their first firearm purchase, some are delayed randomly, and some get delayed everytime, and many never get delayed. The results are the same whether the background check is called in or done online.
See this page for more info about being delayed and the reasons for it - https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/nics/delayed-firearm-transaction
See this page for more info if you are delayed or want more info - https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/nics/a-nics-delay
If you are denied see this page - https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/nics/national-instant-criminal-background-check-system-nics-appeals-vaf
RIGHT TO REFUSE SALE:
We have the right to refuse to sell to anyone. Some of the reasons we may refuse to sell to a customer. We are here to serve and protect the public from those that should not have firearms.
A customer that
- Is a suspected Straw purchaser
- Appears to be under the influence of drugs or smells of drugs.
- Appears to be a danger to themselves or others
- Appears nervous or angry (Even if someone shows extreme anger when the background check status is delayed. We have to wonder if they are planning something.)
- Has a medical marijuana card that is visable to us.
- Talks about killing or conducting violence.
- Does not have the knowledge, experience, mental capacity, or dexterity to handle a weapon. We would do this to protect them from hurting themselves or others.
- Has someone else sitting outside in a car that looks suspicious or could have out of state plates when the firearm can only be sold to Maine residents. Straw purchase? We do have camera surveillance systems.
We may not give you a reason as to why we refused the sale. We are not required to give a reason. We will not refuse a sale due to gender, race, or sexual preference.
Allsport Performance Inc. is not a warranty repair station. We make no express or implied warranty whatsoever with respect to any merchandise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness foe a particular purpose. The only warranties provided are provided by the manufacturers and are as contained in each manufacturer's package. You must contact the manufacturer if you have an issue. If you have a firearm with an issue and it needs to be sent back to the factory tell the manufacturer you want a call tag. They will send you a shipping label free of change and you can send the firearm back to them (no need to go thorugh a dealer). Once repaired they will send the firearm directly back to you. The manufacturers like dealing with the customer directly. They are able to talk to the customer about the issue they are having so the problem can be resolved. I have tried to call the manufacturers for customers in the past and I end up handing the phone to the customer and they deal with them directly.
FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, MAGAZINES, OPTICS, LASERS, RED DOTS, FLASHLIGHTS, GENERAL ELECTRONIC ITEMS, USED ITEMS, CLEARANCE ITEMS, and KNIVES CANNOT BE RETURNED. All other returns must accompany a receipt, in original package and in new condition. NO returns after 15 days for any reason.
All used firearms or other used merchandise is inspected and cleaned by our staff to insure its "safe" and dependable functionality. All used merchandise is sold "as is" and no warranties are made. Purchasers of used firearms are urged to contact the manufacture for a firearm owners manual for such firearm. We recommend all guns be checked by a professional gunsmith before firing. The used firearms have not been test fired by us. See our USED GUN GRADING page by clicking here or the link on our home page.
CASH / DEBIT / CREDIT. 3% DISCOUNT ON NEW AND USED FIREARMS WHEN PURCHASED WITH CASH. TRADES DO NOT COUNT AS CASH. SORRY NO CHECKS!!
Firearms Mark up:
We offer a low profit margin on firearms. While other shops say they mark up firearms a certain percentage across the board we other fixed profit margins. We mark up our firearms from $25 to $50 dollars in most cases with most middle of the road guns marked up $40. That is roughly 20% on on the lowest priced items and as low as 5% on more expensive firearms. Yes our profit margin goes down as the price of the firearm goes up.
Firearms MAP Pricing:
MAP Pricing = Minimum Advertised Pricing This is the lowest price the manufacturer allows a dealer to put on a gun. The dealer is allowed to sell it for less which we do in most cases. However the only way to know what the selling price would be is to ask us. Sometimes it is just a little less than MAP plus a cash discount off that or some MAP prices are quite high and you could receive good savings of the MAP price plus a cash discount off that.
IN STORE Special Orders:
If paying cash the item must be paid in full before we order it. If paying by credit or debit the item must be paid in full before we order it. This policy is due to guns that have been orded and never picked up or guns that have sat here for a very long time before being picked up with only a small portion of money down. Returns on special orders (non firearms) will be subject to 25% restocking charge. We do offer a cash price on special orders. MOST ORDERED FIREARMS WILL ARRIVE IN 3-7 DAYS. Ordered firearms should be picked up within 7 day of us receiving it.
BY PHONE Special Orders:
If ordering a firearm by phone you must pay by credit card or via Paypal in full before we order it. In order to get a cash price on an ordered firearm by phone you must send a USPS money order via mail prior to us ordering the firearm. We do not accept personal checks. Returns on special orders (non firearms) will be subject to 25% restocking charge. We do not offer a cash price on special orders over the phone. MOST ORDERED FIREARMS WILL ARRIVE IN 3-7 DAYS. Ordered firearms should be picked up within 7 day of us receiving it.
Yes we offer gift certificates. If you pay cash for the gift certificate it will count as cash at check out. If you used a credit or debit card it will not be used as cash at check out. You must use the full amount of the gift certificate if the buyer used credit or debit. This is something I do record.
This FEE is for firearms purchased online or private party (person to person) transfers.
To transfer a firearm from another dealer outside the state of Maine, we charge a fee of $20.00 cash $25.00 CC per firearm.
Active duty military transfer fee - $15.00 cash $20.00 CC per firearm.
MULTIPLE HANDGUN TRANSFER FEE: There is an additional fee for the transfer of more that one handgun within 5 working days. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRANSFERS.
Investigating the Purchase of Multiple Firearms - Under the 1968 Gun Control Act, FFLs are required to report multiple sales of handguns to the same purchaser. Have you ever thought about buying a set of His and Hers pistols? Or maybe you go into a gun store to buy a handgun, and you see a deal on another one that you just can’t pass up. There’s nothing wrong with a thoughtful gift or getting a deal, but there is something important you must know. The sale or disposition of two or more handguns must be reported to the ATF and local authorities if they occur at the same time, or within five consecutive business days. The same goes for certain rifles sold in southern border states. This is because the ATF keeps a close watch on the transfer of multiple firearms that take place in a short period of time. This is to prevent weapons trafficking, unlicensed firearms businesses, and to protect public safety. Whatever the reason may be, just know if you find yourself in this situation, the ATF and the local police may want to inspect your collection, and you need to know what to do.
See our FFL Transfer page for more info by clicking here or using the link on our home page.
You must be 18 years old to purchase rifle or shotgun ammunition and must be over 21 to purchase pistol ammunition. ID is required.
You will need to be 18 years old to purchase a knife and ID is required.
You will need to be 21 years old or older and a Maine resident to purchase.
You will need to be 18 years old or older and a Maine resident to purchase.
You will need to be 21 years old or older and a Maine to purchase.
Buying / Trade ins:
For safety purposes and resale value we do not take any guns in for resale that have been modified. Such as trigger upgrades and other internal or external upgrade to improve the mechanical performance of the gun.
TRADING IN A FIREARM? Please note when considering trading in a firearm we do not take in every firearm that walks in th door. It depends on what we have in stock, if it is a hard to sell model, a firearm that is known to have problems or a recall, the time of year, and the condition of the firearm. Firearms that we are highly likely to take in are old, antique, vintage, or military firearms. Older lever action rifles. Older Colt, Ruger or Smith revolvers. Pre 64 firearms. We do take newer production firearms but it depends on what you have. WE DO NOT BUY modern muzzleloaders, reproduction firearms, sporterized firearms, firearms with upgraded or modified triggers, AR15's or AR10's that are not factory made (No individually made, locally or non locally made custom AR's), handguns with stippled or modified frames, firearms with non factory Cerakoted or Duracoated finish, Jennings firearms, Bryco firearms, Benelli firearms, Stoeger firearms, reloaded ammunition, used optics or bows please*** (We only make exceptions when buying estate collections) When dealing with buying estate collections we will buy them all.
See more info click here
Also see our new Maine Gun Buyer Page : https://www.mainegunbuyer.com/
Why sell to a dealer?
We have an increased amount ATF firearm traces due to firearms being sold private party. The crimes are very rarely committed by the person that purchased the firearm new or used and completed a 4473 and background check. It is when these firearms are sold private party without a background check. Often these firearms are purchased by straw purchasers. Straw purchasers (this happens to dealers as well) are buying for someone that is not legally able to purchase the firearm themselves through a dealer or if you saw the actual person buying the firearm you may have second thoughts. They may have the profile of a gang member or drug dealer. I have heard stories of someone selling a gun to an innocent looking man or woman and after the sale is complete the firearm is handed over to someone else less than innocent looking and they stuff the gun down their pants and take off. Most of the firearms involved in crimes are handguns but some long guns are used. For 2017 the amount of Maine ATF traces per firearm type are as follows: Pistols - 188, Rifles - 94, Shotguns - 55, Revolvers - 42, Comb - 3, Derringers - 3, Other - 2. If you sell private party you do have an option to conduct a FFL Transfer through a dealer. The person making the purchase will have to fill out a 4473 and go through a background check. FFL transfer fees are typically 20-25 dollars per firearm. I personally do not sell any firearms private party.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Tracing Center (NTC) is the United States’ only crime gun tracing facility. The NTC’s mission is to conduct firearms tracing to provide investigative leads for federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies. Firearm tracing provides critical information to assist domestic and international law enforcement agencies investigate and solve firearms crimes; detect firearms trafficking; and track the intrastate, interstate and international movement of crime guns.
In fiscal years 1988-2018, the NTC conducted traces as outlined below:
3 Reasons the ATF is Knocking On Your Door
Reason 1: Firearm Tracing - The first and most common reason we see the ATF attempting to question a person, seemingly at random, is firearm tracing. When you buy a firearm from an FFL and it later leaves your inventory, there may not be a record. Whether it is a sale, gift, inheritance, or the gun was lost or stolen, there are a lot of reasons why a person may no longer have a gun in their collection. But if the gun shows up at a crime scene sometime down the road, it is common for local police and the ATF to trace that firearm back to the original point of sale from the FFL. That means if you (or a relative that passed away) were the original purchaser, the ATF might have some questions as to why the gun is no longer in your (or their / or the estates) possession.
Reason 2: Investigating the Purchase of Multiple Firearms - Under the 1968 Gun Control Act, FFLs are required to report multiple sales of handguns to the same purchaser. Have you ever thought about buying a set of His and Hers pistols? Or maybe you go into a gun store to buy a handgun, and you see a deal on another one that you just can’t pass up. There’s nothing wrong with a thoughtful gift or getting a deal, but there is something important you must know. The sale or disposition of two or more handguns must be reported to the ATF and local authorities if they occur at the same time, or within five consecutive business days. The same goes for certain rifles sold in southern border states. This is because the ATF keeps a close watch on the transfer of multiple firearms that take place in a short period of time. This is to prevent weapons trafficking, unlicensed firearms businesses, and to protect public safety. Whatever the reason may be, just know if you find yourself in this situation, the ATF and the local police may want to inspect your collection, and you need to know what to do.
Reason 3: Conducting a Welfare Check or Following Up On An Anonymous Tip - You do not need us to tell you that there are some folks who don’t believe in the Second Amendment and your right to keep and bear arms. Maybe it is a concerned neighbor, a revenge-seeking ex-spouse, or in response to a political argument over the internet.
The vast majority of gun owners say they obtained their weapons in transactions that are documented and for the most part legal.
When asked where and how they acquired their most recent firearm, about 64 percent of a cross-section of American gun owners reported buying it from a gun store, where the clerk would have conducted a background check and documented the transfer in a permanent record required by federal law. Another 14 percent were transferred in some other way but still involved a background check. The remaining 22 percent said they got their guns without a background check.
The same is not true for criminals, however, most of whom obtain their guns illegally.
A transaction can be illegal for several reasons, but of particular interest are transactions that involve disqualified individuals – those banned from purchase or possession due to criminal record, age, adjudicated mental illness, illegal alien status or some other reason. Convicted felons, teenagers and other people who are legally barred from possession would ordinarily be blocked from purchasing a gun from a gun store because they would fail the background check or lack the permit or license required by some states.
Anyone providing the gun in such transactions would be culpable if he or she had reason to know that the buyer was disqualified, was acting as a straw purchaser or if had violated state regulations pertaining to such private transactions.
The importance of the informal (undocumented) market in supplying criminals is suggested by the results of inmate surveys and data gleaned from guns confiscated by the police. A national survey of inmates of state prisons found that just 10 percent of youthful (age 18-40) male respondents who admitted to having a gun at the time of their arrest had obtained it from a gun store. The other 90 percent obtained them through a variety of off-the-book means: for example, as gifts or sharing arrangements with fellow gang members.
Similarly, an ongoing study of how Chicago gang members get their guns has found that only a trivial percentage obtained them by direct purchase from a store. To the extent that gun dealers are implicated in supplying dangerous people, it is more so by accommodating straw purchasers and traffickers than in selling directly to customers they know to be disqualified.
Every day, many lawful transfers of firearms take place between unlicensed individuals who reside in the same state. these transfers take place at residences, at gun shows, and through classified and online ads. But these unlicensed sellers, who are not FFls, may not have the ability to conduct complete background checks on potential buyers. this leaves these private sellers with no wayto confirm whether or not the person to whom they are selling the firearm is prohibited from possessing it. indeed, many of these sellers may not even be aware of all the circumstances that prohibit someone from possessing a firearm. as an FFl, I play a key role in safeguarding the public from violent crime by maintaining accurate records, instituting internal controls, and performing background checks on potential firearms purchasers. these practices help prevent violent criminals from obtaining firearms and help reduce the possibility that firearms will be used in crimes. When a private transaction is completed through a licensed dealer, both the customers and the community have some assurance that the individual wishing to purchase the firearm is not prohibited by law from possessing or receiving a firearm. When a private seller goes through an FFl to transfer his or her firearm, it can also improve the ability of law enforcement to trace that firearm if it is later recovered during a criminal investigation.
We will not hold any firearm until a cash deposit it made on the firearm. (we will not hold firearms by phone) We will not hold a firearm more than 7 days. If it is longer than 7 days then you would need to go through our layaway plan. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LAYAWAY POLICY or see the link on our home page.
If you have a long drive to get here and you want a firearm held for the length of time it will take you to get here we can do that. Call, message through Facebook, or email us. We will not hold a firearm more than 4 hours. 4 hours should be sufficient for travel from most parts of the state. We will not take pre payments by phone or credit card holds by phone. The firearm will not be held until I actual reply to your message and confirm.
Firearms SOLD OUT / COMING SOON:
If a firearm shows SOLD OUT or COMING SOON on the website we will be restocking the firearm as soon as one is available or when it is the season to restock the firearm. If the firearm shows SOLD OUT or COMING SOON go to our SEE OUR COMING SOON PAGE on this website to see if the firearm has been ordered for restock. There is a list of firearms in shipment to us. These firearms are first come first serve. No pre payments, cash or credit card holds will be accepted. It does not hurt to ask if you can special order a firearm. It might be we just chose not to restock.
We offer consignment at 15% for items sold in the shop or 20% for items sold on Gun Broker plus any auction fees that apply. Online selling requires a lot of picture taking, time listing the items, answering questions, sending an invoice, processing payments, and shipping the item.
If the item does not sell we will must perform a background check to return the item or items back to you. A $15 cash or $20 cc transfer fee will apply when the background check is done. Multiple handgun transfers will have an additional $15 cash or $20 cc fee applied. Items that were to be sold online that did not sell will be subject to Gun Broker auction listing fees (are not that much if it does not sell) and a $20.00 fee for my time listing the item in addition to the transfer fee.
We do purchase firearms as well.
We are not a Pawn Shop but we do purchase firearms.
We do not offer this service to out of state residents. FYI If you drop any handgun off to a dealer in Maine you will not be able to get it back (if you are not a Maine resident) without sending it back to an FFL in your state. At that point a transfer would have to be performed. We can only sell or transfer handguns to state of Maine residents. In order to get your firearm back you would have to go through a background check. Background checks can only be legally done on handguns for Maine residents. Long guns are ok to perform storage and can be reclaimed only if the firearm is legal in your state of residence. We do not perform this service.
We do offer shipping of firearms to licensed dealers. We prefer to ship handguns but we will ship long guns as long as we have a box available to do so. Long guns are much more time consuming to package (reinforcing the barrel end so it does not break through the end of the box) and there is a lot to think of when packaging them. If you want to package them yourself but leave the box open so I can access the make, model, caliber, and serial number that is a possibility. The length, width, height, and weight of a package can dramatically effect the cost of shipping.
- The cost to package a handgun is $20.00 per firearm plus $25.00 for Priority shipping on a standard length handgun. Handguns must be shipped via a 2 or 3 day service. Handguns cannot be shipped via standard ground shipping. Insurance is about a $1.00 or $1.50 per $100 value. If you are shipping more that one handgun the shipping cost may change depending on several factors.
- The cost to package a long gun is $25.00 per firearm (assuming I have the box to do so) plus $35.00 - $60.00 for standard ground shipping depending on the length, width, height, and weight of the package. Destination is also a consideration. Insurance is about a $1.00 or $1.50 per $100 value. If you are shipping more that one long gun the cost may change depending on several factors. You can package the long guns up yourself but I need to be able to pull them out of the packaging in order to get information off the firearms.
We will only ship firearms to the lower 48 states. No shipping to Alaska or Hawaii.
Endangering the welfare of a child is a crime. If you leave a firearm and ammunition within easy access of a child, you may be subject to a fine, imprisonment or both. Keep firearms and ammunition separate. Keep firearms and ammunition locked up. Use trigger locks.
Youth handgun safety act
In State Online Firearms Sales: (THIS IS ONLY IF YOU WANT A BUY A FIREARM AND HAVE IT SHIPPED TO YOU AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO COME IN THE STORE TO MAKE THE PURCHASE)
When shipping a firearm in state we must ship the firearm to a licensed dealer. We must have a valid copy of your dealers license in order to ship the firearm.
We will only accept USPS money orders for payment. No other forms of payment will be accepted. Maine residents will get the cash discount if they send a USPS money order. Please add 5.5% for state sales tax.
If you are interested in something we have listed you can contact us via email@example.com
Shipping costs can range from $15.00 for a average sized handgun (long barrel handguns or handguns that come in large cases may be more) to $20.00 or more for a long gun.
We do list many used firearms on Gun Broker
Out of State Online Firearms Sales:
We only sell firearms listed on this website within the state of Maine. We do list many used firearms on Gun Broker that do ship out of state.
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