I found some info online at the link below; check the top of the third column.
Does that description sound like your gun?
After my father passed, I found an old handgun, that I had not seen since I was a kid.
On the barrel is : "Spencer Safety Hammerless"
"PAT Jan 24 1888, Oct 29 1889"
and with a serial number on the butt of the handle.
Can anyone give me any more info on this handgun??
Lord! You drag an antique pistol in here with no pictures!!!
SHAME ON YOU!
We gotta have pics of this sucker and pronto or we will pull your big toenail off with a pair of visegrips