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Apart from the texture looking too different compared to the style of all the other shotgun parts - you need to fix the normal maps - they're still old & it looks odd to see old pump outline on the new one. I attached some pictures for easier explanation down below. Overall though,a great one.
Honestly, this texture isn't the best IMO the reason why is rather simple.
It looks wrong, the default Shotgun doesn't scream "If you put wood on me, it looks good!" It has to be done in a certain way to make it look old but nothing like rotting wood or plasic.
The wood in this clashes with the art style of the original shotgun textures and makes it look rather toony or fake, the world model somewhat works but it looks spray painted, if it were to mimic the HL2 style it would look as if it was built into the game, I'd suggest having a good stare at the vanilla shotgun texture to understand the hl2 art style and what was done to make the weapon look the way it is.
Would I use this retexture? It's a big maybe from me, if you can make it more fitting and less toon and plastic looking then I would most definitely use it over anything.
If this is however your first weapon retexture then it's a decent attempt, just needs work.