(5) Punt gun. One of Ernie James' ?(8) Portable treen chess set ?
Thought you'd be familiar with 5. ~ even if the decoys didn't give it away ~You're not wrong about 8. it can be carried, it's wooden and it's a chess set ~But you haven't got the right answer ~ look closer at the board and the pawns and maybe you can buff up your answer.
(7) Possibly a weighing device. As it's marked up to 16 possibly marked in ounces.
There are just the two dials with a clamp for a post between them and two manually movable pointers (note the 'pips' near the ends of the pointers).
A tipstave, walnut and brass. English. Temp George IV, circa 1825. Brass head probably unscrews to contain warrants.
Just as you say Mike but a tad later, it's unclear on this picture but it's marked for King Billy, 1830-1837. Don't know why, but I prefer the variant spelling, tip-staff.
(4) Leather sprung boxing dummies. 19th century.
Yes Mike, forerunner of the punch-ball and punch-bag, I believe.
New picture 3.c may make identifying object 3 a tad easier.
3 is a Jockey's weighing scales.
Well done Rog, weighing-in scales, jockeys for the use of ~
1. French stool (Louis XVI) style with accommodation for a small lap-dog.2. A maison-specific grape harvesting hod (hotte in German) 7. Indicators of mail-coach arrivals & departures originally set up on a post in a coaching inn yard.8. Staunton tactile chess set for blind players.