Awesome new addition Shooter!
Check the current issue of American Rifleman. There is a concise but complete treatment of exactly what went on before Colt got off their asses and started production of the iconic Browning designed automatic pistols. FN was a little quicker and a lot smarter along about the turn of the 20th century. That is why we have Browning pistols, thank the Lord.It's closely related. But how?